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The Gift of Reading: What Every Parent and Teacher Should Know
The Gift of Reading What Every Parent and Teacher Should Know Author:Trudy H. Palmer As we walk through life, we pass thorough obvious states of development: infancy, toddlerhood, adolescence, the teen years, and adulthood. What is not as obvious and well-known is that in those same first twenty years much is also going on mentally in a child's reading development. There are six stages of reading development, and at each stage... more » a child is doing something different. This book identifies each stage and provides listings of the skills and abilities to be acquired as well as makes suggestions for helping at home or in school.
The Gift of Reading discusses the important roles of early oral language development, verbal skills, and decoding skills as these form the foundation for success at the higher reading levels. An easy to follow daily lesson schedule is provided to help you teach intensive phonics as a means for decoding words. Intensive phonics is the key to fast, accurate word identification and the way reading should be taught initially. It should also be the first choice as a corrective measure for remedial students at any grade level. Each lesson takes about 15 minutes and can be incorporated into any reading program.« less