The strategies and materials presented here provide the best of whole language and phonics instruction for setting up an appropriate, well-paced reading program that meets the needs of individual students, small groups, or the entire class, grades K-8. For quick and easy access, the Kit is organized into eight sections and includes such practical information as: * Over 80 stimulating hands-on games and activity sheets to build students skills in letter-name knowledge, sight word recognition, word structure, and more. * Up-to-date information and materials for teaching reading to students with special needs * Comprehensive lists of fiction and nonfiction trade books that reinforce the learning of essential reading skills
About the Author
Wilma H. Miller, Ed.D., is Professor Emerita of Reading Education at Illinois State University in Normal, where she taught for over 30 years. Dr. Miller has written nearly 200 published journal articles dealing with various aspects of reading. She has authored 17 books in the field.
Table of Contents
The Practical Help That This Book Offers. Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Assessing Reading Strengths and Weaknesses.. Chapter 3: Improving Ability in Letter Name Knowledge and Sight Word Knowledge. Chapter 4: Improving Ability in Phonics. Chapter 5: Improving Ability in Word Structure and Context. Chapter 6: Improving Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills. Chapter 7: Teaching Reading to Students with Special Needs. Chapter 8: The Support of Family Members and Friends with Reading.