Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills / Edition 3

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills / Edition 3

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by Judith R. Birsch

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ISBN-10: 1598570935

ISBN-13: 9781598570939

Pub. Date: 06/01/2011

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

Save when you order the text and activity book together!

As new research shows how effective systematic and explicit teaching of language-based skills is for students with learning disabilities—along with the


Save when you order the text and activity book together!

As new research shows how effective systematic and explicit teaching of language-based skills is for students with learning disabilities—along with the added benefits of multisensory techniques—discover the latest on this popular teaching approach with the third edition of this bestselling textbook. Adopted by colleges and universities across the country, this definitive core text is now fully revised and expanded with cutting-edge research and more on hot topics such as executive function, fluency, and adolescent literacy.

The most comprehensive text available on multisensory teaching, this book shows preservice educators how to use specific multisensory approaches to dramatically improve struggling students' language skills and academic outcomes in elementary through high school. They'll be prepared to

  • help students develop skills in key areas such as phonological awareness, letter knowledge, handwriting, phonics, fluency, spelling, comprehension, composition, and mathematics
  • plan structured, explicit multisensory language lessons that incorporate two or more senses
  • create a positive classroom environment conducive to effective teaching and learning for struggling students
  • conduct successful assessment of reading difficulties and monitor progress
  • teach older students who struggle with reading
  • work effectively with high-functioning adults with dyslexia
  • conduct biliteracy instruction for Spanish-speaking students
  • meet the needs of students who use assistive technology
  • know the rights of individuals with dyslexia

A text to keep and use long after the course is over, this book includes practical strategies and guidelines on planning lessons, conducting assessment, helping students with learning disabilities develop good study skills, and more. And the broad and deep coverage of multisensory teaching—unmatched by other texts—make this an essential reference and professional development resource for in-service teachers and reading specialists.

With this timely new edition of an authoritative textbook, teachers will be prepared to deliver high-quality multisensory instruction that improves outcomes for students with learning disabilities and their peers.

What's New:

  • Fluency chapter
  • Adolescent literacy chapter
  • More on executive function
  • Revised & updated chapters
  • New research & best practices
  • Chapters on assistive technology and rights of individuals with dyslexia now integrated into the book
  • Updated resources

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Table of Contents

About the Editor vii

Contributors viii

Foreword Sally E. Shaywitz xiv

Preface xvi

Acknowledgments xxix

1 Connecting Research and Practice Judith R. Birsh 1

2 Multisensory Structured Language Education Mary L. Farrell Gordon F. Sherman 25

3 Development of Oral Language and Its Relationship to Literacy Lydia H. Soifer 49

4 The History and Structure of Written English Marcia K. Henry 93

5 Teaching Phonemic Awareness Joanna K. Uhry 113

6 Alphabet Knowledge: Letter Recognition, Naming, and Sequencing Kay A. Allen Graham F. Neuhaus Marilyn Beckwith 145

7 Teaching Handwriting Beverly J. Wolf 179

8 Teaching Reading: Accurate Decoding Suzanne Carreker 207

9 Teaching Spelling Suzanne Carreker 251

10 Fluency in Learning to Read: Conceptions, Misconceptions, Learning Disabilities, and Instructional Moves Katherine Garnett 293

11 Word Learning and Vocabulary Instruction Nancy E. Hennessy 321

12 Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension in the Multisensory Classroom Eileen S. Marzola 365

13 Composition: Evidence-Based Instruction Judith C. Hochman 405

14 Assessment Margaret Jo Shepherd Eileen S. Marzola 427

15 Planning Multisensory Structured Language Lessons and the Classroom Environment Judith R. Birsh Jean Schedler 459

16 Instruction for Older Students with a Word-Level Reading Disability Barbara A. Wilson 487

17 Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Students in Grades 4-12 Joan Sedita 517

18 Learning Strategies and Study Skills: The SkORE System Claire Nissenbaum Anthony Henley 549

19 Working with High-Functioning Adults with Dyslexia and Other Academic Challenges Susan H. Blumenthal 587

20 Language and Literacy Development Among English Language Learners Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan 605

21 Multisensory Mathematics Instruction Margaret B. Stern 631

22 Technology that Supports Literacy Instruction and Learning Linda Keeker Ellen Urquhart Engstrom 657

23 Rights of Individuals with Dyslexia and Other Disabilities Jo Anne Simon Michele Kule-Korgood 685

Appendix A Glossary Marilyn Martin 699

Appendix B Materials and Sources Marilyn Martin 721

Index 769

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