Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book / Edition 1

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With the new edition of this activity book-the companion to Judith Birsh's bestselling text, Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills-students and practitioners will get the practice they need to use multisensory teaching effectively with students who have dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Ideal for both pre-service teacher education courses and in-service professional development, the activity book aligns with the third edition of the Multisensory Teaching textbook, so readers can easily use them in tandem. Students and professionals will get more than 100 easy-to-use activities that cover all the areas in the text, including oral language multisensory teaching research phonological awareness letter recognition syllable division spelling decoding fluency comprehension composition mathematics Users will also find answer keys, forms to help them with lesson planning, and other practical activities and handouts they can use with their own students. With this must-have activity book, educators will increase their knowledge of language structure and patterns, hone their instruction skills, and improve students' academic outcomes.
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Editorial Reviews

Rebecca H. Felton

"The Multisensory Activity Book is a valuable resource that supports mastery of critical concepts and instructional methods in reading."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598572094
  • Publisher: Paul H, Brookes Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 118,305
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith R. Birsh, Ed.D., founded and has directed the Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Series in the Program in Learning Disabilities of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching since 1985. Her primary interests are the teaching of reading and the preparation of teachers to work with individuals with dyslexia. She is a consultant to public and private schools as well as a certified academic language therapist. Dr. Birsh was educational consultant on two Vineyard Video Productions videotape series for teachers and parents, Teaching the Learning Disabled: Study Skills and Learning Strategies (1991) and Learning Disabilities/Learning Abilities (1997; available from Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.). She is former president of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and was the 1995 recipient of their award for achievement in the field of dyslexia education.

Suzanne Carreker is Director of Teacher Development at Neuhaus Education Center in Bellaire, Texas, and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Qualified Instructor. For 17 years, she has been involved with the preparation of teachers who provide instruction in basic literacy skills. She was a classroom teacher at and consultant to The Briarwood School in Houston for 13 years. Mrs. Carreker is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has authored several multisensory structure language curricula. She has served as president of the Houston Branch of The International Dyslexia Association and currently is Vice President of the Academic Language Therapy Association Centers Council.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Activity-Chapter Matrix
Activity 1: Terms for Research and Multisensory Teaching
Activity 2: The Brain
Activity 3: Terms for Oral Language
Activity 4: Phonemes: Vowels
Activity 5: Clues for identifying Word Origin
Activity 6: Identifying Word Origin

Try This 1: Sorting Words by Origin

Activity 7: Identifying Word Origin

Try This 2: Word Origin Concentration Game

Activity 8: Consonant Phonemes: Place of Articulation
Activity 9: Consonant Phonemes: Blocked, Partially Blocked, and Unblocked
Activity 10: Phonemes: Voiced and Unvoiced Consonants
Activity 11: Consonant Phonemes: Cognates
Activity 12: Consonant Phonemes: Continuant and Clipped
Activity 13: Phoneme Checklist
Activity 14: Phoneme Checklist
Activity 15: Classification of Phonemes
Activity 16: Phonemic Awareness Activities
Activity 17: How Many Phonemes?
Activity 18: How Many Phonemes?
Activity 19: Same Phoneme?
Activity 20: Same Phoneme?
Activity 21: How Many Letters and How Many Phonemes?
Activity 22: How Many Letters and How Many Phonemes?
Activity 23: Letter Shapes and Names

Try This 3: Instant Letter Recognition

Activity 24: Quartiles for Dictionary Work
Activity 25: Guide Words for Dictionary Work

Try This 4: Dictionary Relay

Activity 26: Terms for Phonological Awareness and Alphabet Knowledge
Activity 27: Planning Lessons for Phonological Awareness, Alphabet Knowledge, and History of Language
Activity 28: Continuous Manuscript Handwriting
Activity 29: Approach Strokes for Cursive Letters
Activity 30: Cursive Handwriting Stroke Descriptions
Activity 31: Handwriting Practice
Activity 32: Planning Lessons for Handwriting
Activity 33: Sound-Symbol Correspondences
Activity 34: Practice Words
Activity 35: Writing Dialogues to Make Words
Activity 36: Planning Lessons for Beginning Reading
Activity 37: Reading Patterns
Activity 38: Hard and Soft c and g
Activity 39: Letter Clusters
Activity 40: How Many Letters and How Many Graphemes?
Activity 41: How Many Letters and How Many Graphemes?
Activity 42: Vowel Pairs
Activity 43: Vowel-r Patterns
Activity 44: Syllable Type Definitions
Activity 45: Sorting Syllable Types: Closed, Open, Vowel-r
Activity 46: Sorting Syllable Types: Closed, Open Vowel Pairs
Activity 47: Sorting Syllable Types

Try This 5a: Sorting Syllable Types as a Group Activity
Try This 5b: Sorting Syllable Types as an Individual Activity

Activity 48: Which Syllable Type? Try This 6: Syllable Types Concentration Game Activity 49: Generating Syllable Types

Try This 7: Syllable Puzzles 1

Activity 50: Syllable Division Patterns
Activity 51: Where to Divide Words: VCCV or VCV?
Activity 52: Where to Divide Words: VCCCV or VV?
Activity 53: Accent
Activity 54: Syllable Division: Patterns and Choices

Try This 8: Syllable Puzzles 2

Activity 55: Short Vowels in Vowel-r Syllables
Activity 56: Terms for Decoding
Activity 57: Vowel and Consonant Suffixes
Activity 58: Inflectional Ending -s
Activity 59: Inflectional Ending -ed
Activity 60: Inflection and Derivational Suffixes
Activity 61: Irregular Words for Reading
Activity 62: Regular or Irregular for Reading?
Try This 9: Irregular Word ProcedureActivity 63: Regular or Irregular for Reading?
Activity 64: The Art and Science of Fluency Instruction
Activity 65: Measuring Prosody
Activity 66: Terms for Decoding and Fluency

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