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Teaching Word Recognition: Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties (What Works for Special-Needs Learners)

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Book News Annotation:

O'Connor (education, U. of California, Riverside) describes a variety of teaching techniques and activities that have been proven to be effective in helping students with learning difficulties build skills in the area of word recognition. The material is arranged to correspond to the order in which reading skills related to word recognition unfold for typical readers. Resources for teaching older students are found in the appendix, along with some checklists for the informal assessment of skills.
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Book News Annotation:

O'Connor (education, U. of California, Riverside) describes a variety of teaching techniques and activities that have been proven to be effective in helping students with learning difficulties build skills in the area of word recognition. The material is arranged to correspond to the order in which reading skills related to word recognition unfold for typical readers. Resources for teaching older students are found in the appendix, along with some checklists for the informal assessment of skills. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Most struggling readers, including those with reading disabilities, have difficulties recognizing printed words. This unique, lucidly written book synthesizes the research on how children learn to read words skillfully and translates it into step-by-step strategies for the classroom. The author demonstrates how to plan and implement a coordinated series of lessons that address letter-sound pairings, decoding and blending, multisyllabic words, sight words, and fluency. The proven techniques presented are applicable across the primary grades; in addition, specific guidance is offered for working with older children who are having difficulties. A highly accessible guide, the book features reproducible forms and checklists.

Synopsis:

This highly regarded teacher resource synthesizes the research base on word recognition and translates it into step-by-step instructional strategies, with special attention to students who are struggling. Chapters follow the stages through which students progress as they work toward skilled reading of words. Presented are practical, evidence-based techniques and activities that target letter- sound pairings, decoding and blending, sight words, multisyllabic words, and fluency. Ideal for use in primary-grade classrooms, the book also offers specific guidance for working with older children who are having difficulties. Reproducible assessment tools and word lists can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

New to This Edition

*Incorporates the latest research on word recognition and its connections to vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension.

*Chapter on morphological (meaning-based) instruction.

*Chapter on English language learners.

*Instructive "Try This" activities at the end of each chapter for teacher study groups and professional development.

About the Author

Rollanda E. OConnor, PhD, is a reading specialist and Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. Previously, she taught reading in special and general education classrooms for many years. Dr. OConnors research has centered on issues of reading acquisition and reading improvement. She has conducted numerous reading intervention studies in general and special education settings, examined procedures to predict the students most likely to develop reading disabilities, and followed the reading progress of students who have received early intervention.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. In the Beginning: Oral Language and Learning to Read Words

2. Phonemic Awareness

3. The Alphabetic Principle

4. Beginning to Decode

5. Word Patterns

6. Developing Sight Words

7. Reading Multisyllabic Words

8. Reading Words Fluently

9. Older Students with Reading Difficulties

Appendix A. Resources

Appendix B. Reproducible Forms and Checklists

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593853648
Subtitle:
Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Author:
O'Connor, Rollanda E.
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Special Education - Learning Disabled
Subject:
Language arts (Elementary)
Subject:
Special / Learning Disabled
Subject:
Reading comprehension
Subject:
Special Education - Learning Disabilities
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Education-Learning Disabilities
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
What Works for Special-Needs Learners
Publication Date:
20061117
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in
Age Level:
05-11

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"Synopsis" by ,
Most struggling readers, including those with reading disabilities, have difficulties recognizing printed words. This unique, lucidly written book synthesizes the research on how children learn to read words skillfully and translates it into step-by-step strategies for the classroom. The author demonstrates how to plan and implement a coordinated series of lessons that address letter-sound pairings, decoding and blending, multisyllabic words, sight words, and fluency. The proven techniques presented are applicable across the primary grades; in addition, specific guidance is offered for working with older children who are having difficulties. A highly accessible guide, the book features reproducible forms and checklists.
"Synopsis" by ,
This highly regarded teacher resource synthesizes the research base on word recognition and translates it into step-by-step instructional strategies, with special attention to students who are struggling. Chapters follow the stages through which students progress as they work toward skilled reading of words. Presented are practical, evidence-based techniques and activities that target letter- sound pairings, decoding and blending, sight words, multisyllabic words, and fluency. Ideal for use in primary-grade classrooms, the book also offers specific guidance for working with older children who are having difficulties. Reproducible assessment tools and word lists can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

New to This Edition

*Incorporates the latest research on word recognition and its connections to vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension.

*Chapter on morphological (meaning-based) instruction.

*Chapter on English language learners.

*Instructive "Try This" activities at the end of each chapter for teacher study groups and professional development.

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