Reading and Learning Difficulties

Reading and Learning Difficulties

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Annotation. Reading and Learning Difficulties is a comprehensive guide to teaching reading more effectively to a wide range of children. The book presents a variety of research-supported approaches to teaching that have been designed to make learning to read easier and more successful for all children. By examining the way readers process text and identifying the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient reader, the author explains why learning problems can sometimes occur and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties.Topics covered include: The reading process: What does skilled reading involve? Teaching methods and specific strategies; The need for a balanced approach to instruction; Learning difficulties in reading; and Assessment, intervention and support. Though it draws extensively on research from the fields of developmental and cognitive psychology, Reading and Learning Difficulties is written in a straightforward, jargon-free style that will appeal to the busy teacher. Both students in pre-service teacher education courses and postgraduate students will appreciate the extensive reference list.spelling patterns (for example, rimes, syllables) shared by a number of different words (analogic phonics). ... in particular present with weaknesses in these underlying abilities and this almost certainly contributes to their learning problem. ... such as games, flashcards, worksheets and activities to facilitate practice in word recognition, word-building and spelling. Skills-based books and materials have been severely criticised by whole language exponents because the books tend to useanbsp;...

Title:Reading and Learning Difficulties
Author:Peter Westwood
Publisher:Aust Council for Ed Research - 2001-01-01


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