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Unlocking Literacy,9781598570748

Unlocking Literacy

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/31/2010
Publisher(s): Brookes Pub


The updated second edition of Unlocking Literacy is here┐and now pre- and inservice educators will have the very latest research and practical guidance on teaching good reading and spelling skills. Developed for general and special educators of students from prekindergarten to middle school and beyond, the new edition of this bestselling textbook arms teachers with the most recent developments in reading research and shows them how to apply their knowledge in the classroom to help all students learn. Focusing on two interlocking skills ┐decoding and spelling┐this textbook gets teachers ready to promote students┐ print awareness and phonological awareness, improve students┐ spelling skills, help students understand and correctly use the components of the English language, and deepen older students┐ proficiency with language. To help educators teach with confidence once they're in the classroom, this text is packed with practical, immediately applicable material. Educators will get engaging classroom activities (including 21 new activities suitable for use all students, including English language learners); lesson plans incorporating multisensory, language-based instruction; samples of student work; explanations of current research; and even more websites and reference material to strengthen their instruction. An essential text for college and university courses on reading instruction┐and an ideal professional development resource for inservice educators┐this new edition of a classic bestseller will help teachers unlock literacy for all their students.

Author Biography

Marcia K. Henry, Ph.D., has 50 years of experience in the field of reading and dyslexia, working as a teacher, diagnostician, tutor, and professor. A past president of The international Dyslexia Association and former director of the Center for Educational Research on Dyslexia at San Jos state University, Dr. Henry speaks frequently at conferences, is on the editorial boards of several professional journals, and provides teacher training on literacy instruction. Dr. Henry received the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award from The IDA in 2000.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Decoding and Spelling: Keys to Unlocking Literacyp. 3
The Relationship of Reading to Spelling and Spelling to Reading
The Continuum of Integrated Decoding and Spelling Instruction
Approaches to Decoding and Spelling Instruction
Current Research and Implications for Instruction
A Brief History of Written Englishp. 23
Historical Milestones
Structure of the English Languagep. 39
Anglo-Saxon Layer of Language
Latin Layer of Language
Greek Layer of Language
Lesson Fundamentalsp. 59
Metacognitive Aspects of Reading and Spelling
Multisensory Instruction
Lesson Procedures in a Discussion Format
Sample Lessons
First Steps: Early Instruction for Effective Decoding and Spellingp. 73
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Activities
Beginning to Read and Write
Classroom Activities
Beginning Readers: Time for the Anglo-Saxon Layer of Languagep. 87
Spelling Rules
Recommendations for Spelling
Irregular Words
Morpheme Patterns
Interventions for Fluency
Reinforcement at Home
Advancing Readers: Time for the Latin and Greek Layers of Languagep. 117
Common Morphemes
Beyond Phonics
Latin Roots
Greek Combining Forms
Practice Reading and Spelling Longer Words
Competent Readers: Extending the Latin and Greek Layers of Languagep. 145
Less Common Latin Roots
Activities Related to Less Common Latin Roots
Less Common Greek Combining Forms
Activities Related to Less Common Greek Combining forms
New Words Entering the English Language
Referencesp. 161
Surveys of Language and Knowledgep. 173
Nonphonetic Rote Memory Word Listsp. 185
Compound Wordsp. 189
Prefixesp. 193
Suffixesp. 217
Latin Rootsp. 245
Greek Combining Formsp. 267
Words Commonly Found in Textbooksp. 291
Glossaryp. 309
Indexp. 317
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