Practical Word Power

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Native speaker? You can tutor simpified phonetics for ESL (English as a Second Language) with this tutor's script and workbook, based on dictionary codes--plus. Proved in school and community. Only 8 sessions of 2 hours each.

Outcome: quick independence for teens/adults.

"Over 1,100 ways to write the 40 sounds of English"--computer finding. Complex? Dictionary codes: only 45.

"Language complexity can aggravate dyslexia in students who are genetically susceptible." University of ...

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Overview

Native speaker? You can tutor simpified phonetics for ESL (English as a Second Language) with this tutor's script and workbook, based on dictionary codes--plus. Proved in school and community. Only 8 sessions of 2 hours each.

Outcome: quick independence for teens/adults.

"Over 1,100 ways to write the 40 sounds of English"--computer finding. Complex? Dictionary codes: only 45.

"Language complexity can aggravate dyslexia in students who are genetically susceptible." University of Milan/Bicocca. Author: Don't the other students with problems just drop out?

Both: "Science Journal" (March 4, 2001) by L. Helmuth and Dr. E. Paulesu, respectively.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595130481
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Author's Forward
Preface
About this book
How to use this book
Additional resources
Selecting prospective students
Prerequisites
A word about perfection
What this workbook and system can do
What this workbook and system cannot do
Choosing the dictionary textbook
Grading performance
Getting personal
Finding courage
Session 11
Introduction
Understanding problem sources
Demonstration for non-native students
Pronunciation keys explained
Vowel and schwa sounds
Letter "R"
Diphthongs and ligatures
Consonants and consonant ligatures
Voiced sibilant pair
Voiced labio-dental pairs
Voiced explosive pairs
Family of "S" sounds
"TH" pair
"NG" ligature
Tricky letters and sounds
Disappearing letters
"H" and "WH" combinations
Optional remedial exercise
Future assignment
Session 277
Tutor's Basic Drill Chart (review)
Textbook familiarization
Practical application
Correction of sounds (see Appendix A)
Forming plurals (optional)
Multiple entries
Future assignment
Session 3105
Tutor's Basic Drill Chart (review)
Vocabulary Drill Chart
Dictionary Key
Eliminating accents
Dictionary Syllabification
Making "telephone" calls
Making reservations
Public transportation (optional)
Future assignment
Session 4143
Pronunciation keys (review)
Vocabulary Drill Chart (review)
Name-test for comprehension
Advertising "telephone" exercise
Future assignment
Session 5161
Pronunciation keys (review)
Vocabulary Drill Chart (review)
Using Dictionary page "ears"
Newspaper article exercise
Problem review and correction
Phrasing-for-sense
Key Prepositions Chart
Key prepositions exercise
Newspaper article exercise, augmented
Future assignment
Vocational/job-related Vocabulary Insert (Optional) 192
Initial Sequence outline
Follow-up Sequence outline
Session 6195
Dictionary key (review)
Newspaper article exercise
(Optional break point for vocational insert)
Denotations and connotations
Detecting reporter bias
Oral reading exercise
Understanding newspaper headlines
Future assignment
Session 7217
Reading test preparation
Oral readings (for interpretation)
Discussion on interpretations
Further exercise on interpretation
Future assignment
Session 8225
Oral reading exercise
Dictionary keys (review)
Final test
Appendix A 232
Bibliography 233
Appendix B 241
Appendix C 248
Topical Index 249
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