Helping Children with Reading and Spelling

reading aloud, by parents 23 'reading book', child's own 76 reading ... words 123–4 reading strategies, teachers explaining own 19 reading style 43, ...

Author: Rene Boote

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134842353

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Builds on the authors highly successful manual Learning Difficulties in Reading and Writing and contains practical suggestions to help children who struggle with learning to read and spell.

The Sacred Act of Reading

This method of reading with a focus on embodied action and orality is then turned on ... Morrison's reading style throughout the recorded novel is breathy, ...

Author: Anne Margaret Castro

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813943466

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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From Zora Neale Hurston to Derek Walcott to Toni Morrison, New World black authors have written about African-derived religious traditions and spiritual practices. The Sacred Act of Reading examines religion and sociopolitical power in modern and contemporary texts of a variety of genres from the black Americas. By engaging with spiritual traditions such as Vodou, Kumina, and Protestant Christianity while drawing on canonical Eurocentric literary theory, Anne Margaret Castro presents a novel, nuanced reading of power through the physical and metaphysical relationships portrayed in these great works of New World black literature. Castro examines prophecy in the dramas of Derek Walcott, preaching in the ethnography of Zora Neale Hurston, and liturgy in the novels of Toni Morrison, offering comparative readings alongside the works of Afro-Colombian anthropologist Manuel Zapata Olivella, Jamaican sociologist Erna Brodber, and Canadian fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson. The Sacred Act of Reading is the first book to bring together literary texts, historical and contemporary anthropological studies, theology, and critical theory to show how black authors in the Americas employ spiritual phenomena as theoretical frameworks for thinking within, against, and beyond structures of political dominance, dependence, and power.

Literary Reading Cognition and Emotion

... Reading Stages Inputs Main medium Sign-fed/ mind-fed Stage 1: Long before the reading event - Previous reading experiences - Subconscious themes, style, ...

Author: Michael Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136890659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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This work seeks to chart what happens in the embodied minds of engaged readers when they read literature. Despite the recent stylistic, linguistic, and cognitive advances that have been made in text-processing methodology and practice, very little is known about this cultural-cognitive process and especially about the role that emotion plays. Burk’s theoretical and empirical study focuses on three central issues: the role emotions play in a core cognitive event like literary text processing; the kinds of bottom-up and top-down inputs most prominently involved in the literary reading process; and what might be happening in the minds and bodies of engaged readers when they experience intense or heightened emotions: a phenomenon sometimes labelled "reader epiphany." This study postulates that there is a free-flow of bottom-up and top-down affective, cognitive inputs during the engaged act of literary reading, and that reading does not necessarily begin or end when our eyes apprehend the words on the page. Burke argues that the literary reading human mind might best be considered both figuratively and literally, not as computational or mechanical, but as oceanic.

The Psychology of Reading

Santastefano, Rutledge, and Randall (1965) studied cognitive style and reading disability. The subjects and controls had normal vision, no apparent physical ...

Author: Mildred C. Robeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351606875

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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The need to know why as well as how children and youth respond as they do to reading instruction has guided the selection of this book’s content. The second edition of this title, originally published in 1990, has retained and elaborated upon the three major themes previously presented: that reading is a linguistic process; that motivation, the affective domain, may be as important in learning to read as the cognitive domain; and that the reality of learning theory is to be found in the mechanisms of the brain where information is mediated and memory traces are stored. The text integrates views from cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and neuropsychology as they relate to reading and writing. A learning-motivation model is provided to present associative learning, conceptualization, and self-directed reading in a hierarchical relationship with distinct cognitive and affective components. The distinction between beginning and proficient reading is maintained throughout the text.

Cognitive Psychology and Reading in the USSR

objective style readers tend to go over to subjective reading when the meaning is easy to guess and that subjective style readers become more objective when ...

Author: J. Downing

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080867030

Category: Psychology

Page: 470

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The ideas of Soviet specialists on the psychology and teaching of reading are here made available in English. The volume gives an overview of psychology and education in the U.S.S.R., and presents translations of the work of major Soviet authors, such as Elkonin and Luria. The contributions offer many valuable proposals for teaching literacy which are quite unique outside of the Soviet Union. A concluding chapter provides a commentary, tracing the links between these specialist contributions and the general cognitive theories of Vygotsky. The result of ten years of research, this book was completed by Professor Downing shortly before he passed away in June 1987.

One Child Reading

... 12–13 contingent discourses, 422–23 how to read this book, 45 memory and, 11–12 nostalgia and, 47,267 paradox of past as present, 17–18 reading style, ...

Author: Margaret Mackey

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9781772120394

Category: Education

Page: 567

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In 'One Child Reading', Margaret Mackey makes a singular contribution to our understanding of reading and literacy development. Seeking a deeper sense of what happens when we read, she revisited the texts she read, viewed, listened to, and wrote as she became literate in the 1950s and 1960s in St. John's, Newfoundland. This tremendous sweep of reading included school texts, knitting patterns, musical scores, and games, as well as hundreds of books. The result is not a memoir, but rather a deftly theorised exploration of how a reader is constructed.

Visual Processes in Reading and Reading Disabilities

What might be called a cautious reading style appears to conspire in some way with the effects of screen pulsation to make the task of text processing in ...

Author: Dale M. Willows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136472732

Category: Education

Page: 536

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Over the last 25 years, reading processes have been the focus of an enormous amount of research in experimental psychology as well as in other disciplines. The theories and models emerging from this research have greatly advanced understanding of both normal acquisition and of reading disabilities. Although great progress has been made, there are certain aspects that have been relatively neglected in the current understanding. Specifically, the role of visual factors has received less attention than that of other component processes. This is particularly surprising since reading and writing are distinct from the other language processes of speaking and listening in large part by virtue of the fact that a visual dimension is involved. Relevant research is broadly scattered both geographically and in terms of disciplines, and there have been no major reviews or books concerned with the visual dimension of reading and reading disabilities. The purpose of this book is to bring together a broad range of evidence that concerns the role of visual information in reading and reading disabilities. Because reading processes are of central interest to cognitive scientists, neuropsychologists, psycholinguists, clinicians, and educators, this book should draw a very broad readership.

Essentials of Assessing Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

HOW WE TEACH READING 39 decoding skills to figure out the words, ... then how can they rise above that weak reading style and become proficient readers?

Author: David A. Kilpatrick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118845240

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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Practical, effective, evidence-based reading interventions that change students' lives Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties is a practical, accessible, in-depth guide to reading assessment and intervention. It provides a detailed discussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, which will help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accurately assess why a student is struggling. Readers will learn a framework for organizing testing results from current assessment batteries such as the WJ-IV, KTEA-3, and CTOPP-2. Case studies illustrate each of the concepts covered. A thorough discussion is provided on the assessment of phonics skills, phonological awareness, word recognition, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. Formatted for easy reading as well as quick reference, the text includes bullet points, icons, callout boxes, and other design elements to call attention to important information. Although a substantial amount of research has shown that most reading difficulties can be prevented or corrected, standard reading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective. School psychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students with reading difficulties and to make recommendations to address such difficulties. This book provides an overview of the best assessment and intervention techniques, backed by the most current research findings. Bridge the gap between research and practice Accurately assess the reason(s) why a student struggles in reading Improve reading skills using the most highly effective evidence-based techniques Reading may well be the most important thing students are taught during their school careers. It is a skill they will use every day of their lives; one that will dictate, in part, later life success. Struggling students need help now, and Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties shows how to get these students on track.

Reading the Bible outside the Church

Such a reading is not uncommon, in 1957 Richard Hoggart summarized the Christian ... but a reader's Bible lends itself more to an aesthetic reading style, ...

Author: David G. Ford

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532636820

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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In many places in the Western world, churchgoing is in decline and it cannot be assumed that people have a good grasp of the Bible's content. In this evolving situation, how would "the person on the street" read the Bible? Reading the Bible Outside the Church begins to answer this question. David Ford spent ten months at a chemical industrial plant providing non-churchgoing men with the opportunity to read and respond to five different biblical texts. Using an in-depth qualitative methodology, he charts how their prior experiences of religion, sense of (non)religious identity, attitudes towards the Bible, and beliefs about the Bible all shaped the readings that occurred.

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

On another level, they are observing and assessing their attitude toward the task and their reading style and whether each is helping accomplish the purpose ...

Author: Vicki Urquhart

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416614210

Category: Education

Page: 240

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History teachers aren't expected to teach science, math teachers aren't expected to teach social studies; so why are all teachers responsible for teaching reading? The answer is simple. An emphasis on reading and literacy skills in the content areas has an exponential effect on learning in every discipline. This completely revised third edition of the best-selling Teaching Reading in the Content Areas seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively impact student learning. Throughout, it draws from new research on the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners, and the influence of the Common Core State Standards. Given the complexities of the reading process, teachers deserve--and this book provides--clear, research-based answers to overarching questions about teaching reading in the content areas: * What specific skills do students need to read effectively in each content area? * Which reading strategies are most appropriate to help students become more effective readers and independent learners? * What type of learning environment promotes effective reading and learning? By focusing on the differences in how content-area experts read and reason, teachers can be better prepared to help their students understand that the ways they read in biology are different from the ways they read in English, history, or mathematics. To read successfully in different content areas, students must develop discipline-specific skills and strategies along with knowledge of that discipline. With that in mind, this book also includes 40 strategies designed to help students in every grade level and across the content areas develop their vocabularies, comprehend informational and narrative texts, and engage in meaningful discussions of what they read.

The Subject is Reading

What was your readers' response to Chapter 15, by Myka Vielstimmig, to the argument for and practice of 2. Use Chapter 7 by Darrell Fike to read ...

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015042555857

Category: Education

Page: 257

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The Subject Is Reading is intended for first-year writing courses in which students study reading, writing, and literature.

Cold War Cosmopolitanism

The notion of period style, while not often rigorously applied within film studies, enables one to read film form historically and in relation to other ...

Author: Christina Klein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520968981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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South Korea in the 1950s was home to a burgeoning film culture, one of the many “Golden Age cinemas” that flourished in Asia during the postwar years. Cold War Cosmopolitanism offers a transnational cultural history of South Korean film style in this period, focusing on the works of Han Hyung-mo, director of the era’s most glamorous and popular women’s pictures, including the blockbuster Madame Freedom (1956). Christina Klein provides a unique approach to the study of film style, illuminating how Han’s films took shape within a “free world” network of aesthetic and material ties created by the legacies of Japanese colonialism, the construction of US military bases, the waging of the cultural Cold War by the CIA, the forging of regional political alliances, and the import of popular cultures from around the world. Klein combines nuanced readings of Han’s sophisticated style with careful attention to key issues of modernity—such as feminism, cosmopolitanism, and consumerism—in the first monograph devoted to this major Korean director. A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at

Edinburgh History of Reading

Each reading style or intention assigns the physical codex a different performative role, and this role can be discerned in traces left by the scribes, ...

Author: Hammond Mary Hammond

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474446105

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 376

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Reveals the experience of reading in many cultures and across the agesCovers reading practices from China in the 6th century BCE to Britain in the 18th centuryEmploys a range of methodologies from close textual analysis to quantitative data on book ownershipExamines a wide range of texts and ways of reading them from English poetry and funeral elegies to translated books in PeruChallenges period-based models of readership historyEarly Readers presents a number of innovative ways through which we might capture or infer traces of readers in cultures where most evidence has been lost. It begins by investigating what a close analysis of extant texts from 6th-century BCE China can tell us about contemporary reading practices, explores the reading of medieval European women and their male medical practitioner counterparts, traces readers across New Spain, Peru, the Ottoman Empire and the Iberian world between 1500 and 1800, and ends with an analysis of the surprisingly enduring practice of reading aloud.