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Reading and Learning Difficulties : Approaches to Teaching and Assessment.

Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Sydney : ACER Press, 2016.
Series: Learning Difficulties.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Westwood, Peter.
Reading and Learning Difficulties : Approaches to Teaching and Assessment.
Sydney : ACER Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Westwood
ISBN: 9781742864266 1742864260
OCLC Number: 1038479113
Description: 1 online resource (110 pages).
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Learning to read; In the beginning; Emergent literacy; Moving beyond the emergent stage; Effective teaching of early literacy skills; Word concept and phonemic awareness; Other phonological skills; Learning the alphabetic code; Phonic skills; Sight vocabulary; Reading comprehension; Online resources; Print resources; 2. The reading process; The anatomy of skilled reading; The Simple View of Reading; Accurate word identification; Word identification: stages in development; Comprehending text; A strategic approach to comprehension. Cloze procedureFactors influencing reading comprehension; Online resources; Print resources; 3. Approaches to beginning reading; Top down approach; Bottom up approach; Questioning the notion of a 'balanced approach'; Teaching phonic skills; Resource materials in a skills-based approach; Language-experience approach; Technology-enhanced reading; Online resources; Print resources; 4. Learning difficulties; Possible causes of reading difficulty; The importance of a successful start; Areas of difficulty; Dyslexia: a specific learning disorder. General principles for teaching students with difficultiesResponse to Intervention model; Online resources; Print resources; 5. Sound foundations; Developing phonemic awareness; Teaching phonic skills; Moving on; Building sight vocabulary; Reading materials; Two approaches for Tier 1 teaching; Online resources; Print resources; 6. Specific interventions and strategies; Principles of effective intervention; Reading Recovery®: an example of early intervention; Success for All®; MULTILIT® (Making up for lost time in literacy); QuickSmart; Peer tutoring and paired reading. Listening to children read: the 'pause, prompt, praise' techniqueSustained Silent Reading; Improving comprehension; Developing fluency; Online resources; Print resources; 7. Assessment; Diagnostic assessment; Listening to students read aloud; Assessing sight vocabulary; Assessing decoding skills; Importance of self-correction; Assessing comprehension; Standardised testing; NAPLAN (reading); Online resources; Print resources; Appendices; Appendix 1: Sight vocabulary; Appendix 2: Words often confused; Appendix 3: Phonemic awareness; Appendix 4: Sounding and blending pseudo-words. Appendix 5: Common rime unitsReferences; Index.
Series Title: Learning Difficulties.

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