Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-16
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This popular book's twenty-nine chapters are divided into six major sections once again provide busy pre-service and in-service reading teachers the essential tools they needspecific, concrete methodsfor helping struggling readers become successful readers.KEY TOPICSThe authors'easy-to-read language effectively explains what to do in the diagnostic/remedial process; and twenty-four exceptionally thorough appendices offer hands-on tools for doing it. While individual instruction is clearly identified as the ideal, numerous strategies are also offered for both small- and large-group instruction. Emphasis is on direct instruction, motivational learning activities, and "practice, practice, practice."For elementary school reading teachers.

Table of Contents

Preparation and Use of Materials for How to Use This Book Reading Diagnosis Chart Making Your Own Diagnosis Kit from the Appendices Introduction
Important Principles and a Useful Method for Teaching Students with Reading Difficulties
Emergent Literacy Skills
Developing Phonemic Awareness
Developing Alphabet Knowledge
Decoding Skills
Developing Sight Vocabulary
Developing Phonics Knowledge: Consonants
Developing Phonics Knowledge: Vowels
Developing Phonics Knowledge: Blends, Digraphs, or Diphthongs
Developing Structural Analysis
Developing Knowledge of Contractions
Developing Ability to Use Context Clues
Fluency and Specific Oral Reading Difficulties
Developing Reading Fluency
Improving Poor Pronunciation
Decreasing Omissions
Decreasing Repetitions
Decreasing Inversions or Reversals
Decreasing Insertions
Decreasing Substitutions
Decreasing Guessing at Words
Decreasing Word-by-Word Reading
Limiting Incorrect Phrasing
Decreasing Voicing, Lip Movements, Finger Pointing, and Head Movements
Comprehension Skills
Developing Vocabulary Knowledge
Improving Comprehension
Study Skills and Other Abilities
Developing Reading Speed
Developing the Ability to Adjust Reading Rate
Reading at an Appropriate Rate for Comprehending
Developing Skimming and Scanning Ability
Developing Ability to Locate Information
Developing Dictionary Skills
Developing Spelling Skills
Appendices for Locating Reading Difficulties
Code for Marking in Oral Diagnosis
Preparation and Use of Materia
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