Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties / Edition 10

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Overview

In this widely popular reading diagnosis and intervention handbook, beginning and experienced teachers alike find the assessment resources and tools they need to document a child’s strengths and areas of need–and get effective instructional strategies to teach skills that are missing. The book is organized around the sub-skills of reading–phonemic awareness and letter recognition, decoding skills of sight words, phonics, structural analysis, use of context clues, and dictionary use–and fits well with most major reading programs currently in use.

Each chapter is packed with ready-to-use lesson ideas and assessments and each presents a definition of the reading skill covered, followed by a section on assessing the skill, a section on teaching the skill, and a section on how the skill might impact English Language Learners.

Using this resource, teachers are able to:

  • Define each of the sub-skills
  • Know how to observe the development of the skill
  • Do quick assessments of the skill where appropriate
  • Do in-depth assessments when needed

15 Appendices give teachers access to material to supplement their instruction of the subskills of reading. The teacher can find lists of books appropriate for providing instruction to emergent readers, lists of basic sight words in sentences, phonograms and words that contain the phonogram, lists of prefixes and suffixes, and more in the Appendices.

Outstanding features of this new edition include:

  • Assessments pulled into the chapters covering the appropriate sub-skill
  • Coverage of different levels of assessment–observation, quick, and in-depth
  • Three or more new teaching ideas in each major sub-skills reading chapter
  • New checklists for keeping track of the sub-skill development of each student
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132929103
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/25/2012
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 262,828
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Ward A. Cockrum has been involved in literacy education for more than 30 years. His teaching experience includes his positions as a reading specialist in a K–4 school, a middle school reading/science teacher, a fifth-grade teacher and a Pre-first-grade teacher. Currently a professor at Northern Arizona University, he directs the Reading Specialist Endorsement Program and teaches a variety of reading education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Cockrum is the co-author, with James Shanker, of the fifth edition of the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory.

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Introduction

Introduction

Part One: Emergent Literacy Skills

1. Developing Phonemic Awareness

2. Developing Alphabet Knowledge

Part Two: Decoding Skills

3. Developing Sight Vocabulary

4. Developing Phonics Knowledge

5. Developing Structural Analysis

6. Developing Ability to Use Context Clues

7. Developing Dictionary Skills

Part Three: Comprehension Skills

8. Developing Vocabulary Knowledge

9. Improving Comprehension

Part Four: Fluency And Specific Oral Reading Difficulties

10. Developing Reading Fluency

11. Improving Poor Pronunciation

12. Decreasing Omissions

13. Decreasing Repetitions

14. Decreasing Inversions or Reversals

15. Decreasing Insertions

16. Decreasing Substitutions

17. Decreasing Guessing at Words

18. Decreasing Word-by-Word Reading

19. Limiting Incorrect Phrasing

20. Decreasing Voicing, Lip Movements, Finger Pointing, and Head Movements

Part Five: Study Skills And Other Abilities

21. Developing Reading Speed

22. Developing the Ability to Adjust Reading Rate

23. Reading at an Appropriate Rate for Comprehending

24. Developing Skimming and Scanning Ability

25. Developing the Ability to Locate Information

26. Developing Spelling Skill

Appendices for Locating And Correcting Reading Difficulties

A-1 Code for Marking in Oral Diagnosis

A-2 Books for Emergent Readers

A-3 Basic Sight Word Sentences

A-4 A Phonics Primer

A-5 Phonogram Lists

A-6 Words for Teaching Short and Long Vowels

A-7 Words, Sentences, and Stories for Teaching Structural Analysis

A-8 Prepositional Phrases

A-9 Prefixes and Suffixes

A-10 Using the Cloze Procedure

A-11 Repeated Readings Chart

A-12 Precision Reading Form and Charts

A-13 Charts for Graphing Words per Minute and Comprehension

A-14 Suggestions for Interviewing Parents of Low Achieving Readers

A-15 The Language Experience Approach

Glossary

Index

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