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Welcome to the Phonics and Science of Reading Glossary of Terms! We understand that delving into the world of the Science of Reading and phonics can seem overwhelming. We believe that by understanding these terms, you'll gain valuable insights into the fundamental principles of reading instruction. From phonological awareness to decoding strategies, from orthography to morphemes, this glossary will help demystify a wide range of concepts that form the foundation of effective reading instruction.
How to Prevent Reading Difficulties, Grades PreK-3 by Mark WeaklandThe science of reading meets the art of teaching readers Do you have the knowledge and instructional ability to effectively teach foundational skills and to support students who show signs of reading difficulties? It is a tall order -- and one that challenges many new and veteran teachers. How to Prevent Reading Difficulties, Grades PreK-3 builds on decades of evidence and years of experience to help teachers understand how the brain learns to read and how to apply that understanding to Tier 1 instruction. The book includes: step-by-step descriptions of techniques for effectively teaching phonological awareness, spelling, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension specific Tier 1 activities, routines, and frameworks that build and strengthen word recognition and language comprehension links to video demonstrations and online resources clear, practical explanations of the science of reading, including the Eternal Triangle and the Simple View of Reading, to help teachers understand the fundamentals of the reading process, recognize how difficulties arise - and understand how to address them A book study guide is available on the Free Resources tab to provides group guidance on how to effectively teach foundational skills and to support students who show signs of reading difficulties. Author Mark Weakland brings new energy to teaching high-priority foundational skills. By blending the science of reading with the best instructional practices that lead to authentic reading--the ultimate goal of balanced literacy--teachers can prevent many reading difficulties in K-3 learners.
Publication Date: 2021-04-19
The Knowledge Gap by Natalie WexlerThe untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis -- and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty. It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge. Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system -- one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. But this isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong -- it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed. If we truly want to fix our education system and unlock the potential of our neediest children, we have no choice but to pay attention.
Reading Instruction That Works by Tim Pressley; Richard L. Allington; Michael PressleyNow in a revised and updated fifth edition, this gold-standard text and K-8 practitioner resource provides a roadmap for comprehensive literacy instruction informed by the science of reading. Rather than advocating one best approach, the book shows how to balance skills- and meaning-focused instruction to support all students' success. Chapters describe specific ways to build word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, especially for learners who are struggling. The book explains the conceptual underpinnings of recommended strategies and techniques and shows how exemplary teachers actually put them into practice. New to This Edition *Updated throughout with new coauthor Tim Pressley; incorporates the latest research about reading development and difficulties. *Chapter on instruction for emergent bilingual learners (EBs), plus an appendix on selecting texts for EBs. *Expanded discussions of dyslexia and the role of executive function in reading. *Application tables that translate key concepts into recommended classroom strategies.
Publication Date: 2023-04-18
Reading in the Brain by Stanislas DehaeneThe act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget what an astounding feat it is. How can a few black marks on white paper evoke an entire universe of meanings? It's even more amazing when we consider that we read using a primate brain that evolved to serve an entirely different purpose. In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene explores every aspect of this human invention, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling, describes pioneering research on how we process languages, and takes us into a new appreciation of the brain and its wondrous capacity to adapt.
Publication Date: 2010-10-26
Teaching Reading SourcebookPrepare students for future success by learning how to provide evidence-based reading instruction. The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, Third Editon is an indispensable resource that combines the best features of an academic text and a practical hands-on teacher's guide. It is an essential addition to any educator's professional literacy library--elementary, secondary, or university.
Publication Date: 2018-09-01
Thirty Million Words by Dana SuskindThe founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important--and astoundingly simple--thing you can do for your child's future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how parents can best put it into practice.