Category: Research

Pre-School University – Reading APPS – Sound it OUT First!

Here is a new addition to the list of reading resources for children. Teaching the letter sounds FIRST is the key! The Best Methods to Teach Your Children to Read READING MAGIC-Learning to Read Through Advanced Phonics Games for iOS Feb 19, 2015 – Preschool University today releases a huge update for READING MAGIC for Read more…

National Center for Teacher Quality – 2014 Report

Teaching Early Reading Teacher educators in elementary programs at Gordon College (MA) and Southern Methodist University (TX), whose early reading courses earn Strong Design designations in our Early Reading Standard, have generously agreed to share the courses’ syllabi with teacher educators everywhere. Gordon College EDU 345 Introduction to Teaching Reading EDU 347 Teaching Reading and Read more…

Phonics Techniques Boost Secondary Struggling Readers

Phonics techniques commonly used with primary school pupils also provide a significant boost to struggling readers at secondary level, new research suggests. Low-attaining students in Year 7 can rapidly improve their reading ability by spending up to an hour a day on a phonics-based programme that includes deciphering nonsense words, according to a study published Read more…

Big Ideas in Reading – University of Oregon

Alphabetic Principle Skills To develop the alphabetic principle across grades K-3, students need to learn two essential skills: Letter-sound correspondences: comprised initially of individual letter sounds and progresses to more complex letter combinations. Word reading: comprised initially of reading simple CVC words and progresses to compound words, multisyllabic words, and sight words. Kindergarten Skills Letter-sound Read more…

FIRST STEPS IN HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO READ – 2015

FIRST STEPS IN HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO READ Molly de Lemos, Past President, Learning Difficulties Australia Robert Sweet, President, The National Right to Read Foundation, U.S. This statement summarizes the basic facts about how children learn to read, and how best to teach them, as supported by current theory and scientific evidence on the processes Read more…

Reading Recovery – A Meta-synthesis of the research – 2009

Reading Recovery A Meta-synthesis of the Research (Prepared for the Edmonton Public School Board, Alberta, Canada by Vic Charlton) Abstract: Reading Recovery, aimed at struggling, beginning readers, has been the subject of much debate from its beginnings as an intensive psycholinguistic program to its current, balanced literacy approach, whereby pseudo-phonics instruction and cueing systems are Read more…

MRI Study Affirms Phonics Instruction

Reading levels Images highlight the brain regions in which multisensory subadditivity was significantly related to reading skill. In all the voxels shown in blue, children who were better readers also had lower activity for the audio-visual condition than for the auditory- and visual-only conditions. In panel A, most of the length the left-hemisphere visual object Read more…