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In this widely popular reading diagnosis and intervention handbook, beginning and experienced teachers alike find the assessment resources and tools they need to document a child’s strengths and areas of need–and get effective instructional strategies to teach skills that are missing. Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties is organized around the sub-skills of reading and fits well with most major reading programs currently in use.

Table of contents

How to Use This Book 



Part One: Emergent Literacy Skills

  1.      Developing Phonemic Awareness         

  2.      Developing Alphabet Knowledge           

Part Two: Decoding Skills        

  3.      Developing Sight Vocabulary    

  4.      Developing Phonics Knowledge

  5.      Developing Structural Analysis 

  6.      Developing Ability to Use Context Clues

  7.     Developing Dictionary Skills      


Part Three: Comprehension Skills

  8.      Developing Vocabulary Knowledge       

  9.      Improving Comprehension


Part Four: Fluency And Specific Oral Reading Difficulties      

10.      Developing Reading Fluency    

11.      Improving Poor Pronunciation   

12.      Decreasing Omissions 

13.      Decreasing Repetitions

14.      Decreasing Inversions or Reversals     

15.      Decreasing Insertions  

16.      Decreasing Substitutions         

17.      Decreasing Guessing at Words

18.      Decreasing Word-by-Word Reading     

19.      Limiting Incorrect Phrasing      

20.      Decreasing Voicing, Lip Movements, Finger Pointing, and Head Movements     


Part Five: Study Skills And Other Abilities 

21.      Developing Reading Speed

22.      Developing the Ability to Adjust Reading Rate   

23.      Reading at an Appropriate Rate for Comprehending      

24.      Developing Skimming and Scanning Ability

25.      Developing the Ability to Locate Information

26.      Developing Spelling Skill


Appendices for Locating And Correcting Reading Difficulties

A-1     Code for Marking in Oral Diagnosis

A-2      Books for Emergent Readers

A-3      Basic Sight Word Sentences

A-4      A Phonics Primer

A-5      Phonogram Lists

A-6      Words for Teaching Short and Long Vowels

A-7      Words, Sentences, and Stories for Teaching Structural Analysis

A-8      Prepositional Phrases

A-9      Prefixes and Suffixes

A-10     Using the Cloze Procedure

A-11     Repeated Readings Chart        

A-12     Precision Reading Form and Charts

A-13     Charts for Graphing Words per Minute and Comprehension       

A-14     Suggestions for Interviewing Parents of Low Achieving Readers

A-15     The Language Experience Approach




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