Developing Word Recognition

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-09-24
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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A complete road map for word knowledge instruction in PreK-2, this book focuses on developing the word recognition and phonics skills identified in the Common Core standards for foundational skills. It offers clear-cut instructions for assessing students' stages of word knowledge development--emergent, beginning, or transitional--and their specific instructional needs. Chapters on each developmental stage are packed with effective learning activities and strategies, plus guidance for fitting them into the classroom day. Of special value, online-only appendices provide purchasers with more than 50 reproducible assessment and instructional tools, ready to download and print in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Author Biography

Latisha Hayes, PhD, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses on the diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties. She also works with preservice and inservice teachers at the McGuffey Reading Center, where students across the grades receive diagnostic and tutoring services. Dr. Hayes has taught students with reading disabilities in the primary through middle grades as a special educator and reading specialist. Her interests have focused on the support of struggling readers through university-based programs and partnerships.
Kevin Flanigan, PhD, is Professor in the Literacy Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU). He works in the WCU Reading Center along with master's students to assess and teach children who struggle to read and write. A former middle-grades classroom teacher and reading specialist/coach, Dr. Flanigan researches and writes about developmental word knowledge and struggling readers.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Word Recognition: What You Need to Know about How Words Work
2. Assessing Word Knowledge: A Comprehensive Look at the Word Knowledge Zone
3. The Emergent Reader and Writer: Building Foundational Skills That Facilitate Word Learning
4. The Emergent Reader’s Toolkit: Activities and Student Strategies
5. The Beginning Reader and Writer: Building a Bank of Known Words
6. The Beginning Reader’s Toolkit: Activities and Student Strategies
7. The Transitional Reader and Writer: Building Automatic Word Knowledge for Fluency
8. The Transitional Reader’s Toolkit: Activities and Student Strategies

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