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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xiv, 384 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword / Steven Pinker --
Sect. I. Why it's hard to learn to read. 1. Reading report card. 2. Readers reading: how do we do it? 3. Transcribing talk. 4. Alphabets: splitting sounds. 5. The English alphabet code --
A comment on dialects --
Sect. II. A reading revolution. 6. Science to the rescue. 7. The child's mind and reading. 8. The pProof of the pudding: reading programs that work --
Sect. III. Practical solutions. 9. Beginning reading right. 10. Mastering the advanced code in reading, writing, and spelling. 11. Helping those who didn't make it. 12. Remedial reading programs. 13. What's a parent to do?
|Other Titles:||Why our children can not read, and what we can do about it|
She explains that the ability to read depends on the ability to hear the sounds of our language correctly, and on a working knowledge of something called the spelling code, which is the key to how English spelling works: what letters and letter combinations go with which sounds. This connection of sounds and the symbols that represent them is crucial to learning how to read, and McGuinness explains it with rigor, clarity, and expertise. Moreover, she shows how this method is scientifically proven and has transformed so-called dyslexics and troubled readers into expert readers and spellers, often in astoundingly short periods of time. Diane McGuinness has given us the blueprint for a reading revolution - one that offers real hope to the millions of children and adults who are failing needlessly in school and in life.