Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding & Spelling Instruction

Front Cover
P.H. Brookes, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages
0 Reviews
With this work, educators should help students from pre-kindergarten to middle school and beyond learn to read and spell accurately - and they'll get a refresher course on language skills and structure so they can teach students with confidence. Designed for pre-service and in-service general and special educators, the text offers a range of teaching strategies that integrate two interlocking skills - decoding and spelling. Teachers will: sharpen their knowledge of three basic concepts for decoding words and spelling them - letter-sound correspondences, syllable patterns, and morpheme patterns; expand students' literacy skills and knowledge by increasing their awareness and understanding of the origins of English words, affixes, roots and combining forms, multi-syllabic words, and abstract concepts; and begin formal reading and writing instruction by teaching students to identify, understand and use common consonant and vowel patterns, syllables, common spelling rules, prefixes and suffixes, roots, non-phonetic words, and contractions.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

A Brief History of Written English
19
Structure of the English Language
29
Lesson Fundamentals
47
Copyright

14 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Marcia K. Henry is a past president of The International Dyslexia Association and former director of the Center for Educational Research on Dyslexia at San Jose State University.

Bibliographic information