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Henry, Marcia K. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
A discussion-oriented, direct approach to teaching decoding and spelling based on word origin and structure is proposed. The instruction leads students to a comparison and contrast of letter-sound correspondences, syllable patterns, and morpheme patterns in English words of Anglo-Saxon, Romance, and Greek origin. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Morphology (Languages)
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Catts, Hugh W. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1989
The paper discusses problems with traditional definitions of dyslexia and reviews research that suggests a more comprehensive definition, viewing dyslexia as a developmental language disorder that involves a deficit in phonological processing. The disorder is seen as manifesting itself in various phonological difficulties as well as in a specific…
Descriptors: Definitions, Developmental Tasks, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education
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Silliman, Elaine R. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1989
The oral foundations of narrative knowledge are examined as a linkage to literacy acquisition problems. Examined are kinds of narrative knowledge acquired, the nature of story organization, and developmental acquisitions in story recall and generation. The performance patterns of language learning-disabled children on oral story recall and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities
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Cox, Aylett Royall; Hutcheson, Lenox – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
Data from a 10-year study involving over 1,000 dyslexics, age 7-15, went into the development of the Alphabetic Phonics curriculum. One aspect of the curriculum, the Syllable Division Formulas, is described. It emphasizes scientific, automatic, multisensory procedures for dividing longer words into easily read syllables. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy
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Calfee, Robert; Chambliss, Marilyn – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
The paper discusses (1) sources of difficulty in comprehending technical writing, (2) distinctions between content structure and text structure, (3) building blocks for expository writing and techniques of text design, (4) contrasts between American and Japanese science and social studies texts, and (5) suggestions for promoting comprehension.…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Expository Writing, Foreign Countries