Conceptual Foundations of Teaching Reading (Solving Problems by Mark Sadoski PhD

By Mark Sadoski PhD

This lucidly written booklet offers a concise conceptual map to steer preservice and inservice lecturers in the course of the often-confusing terrain of analyzing guideline. wonderful researcher and previous lecture room instructor Mark Sadoski describes the basic suggestions and techniques of the sector and summarizes key examine findings and old advancements. the most competency components in examining are defined, and customary methods to construction those potential are reviewed. Aided by way of quick-reference tables and different illustrations, readers achieve a scientific framework to aid them demystify the jargon of the sector; set up their wisdom approximately curriculum and guideline; and enforce well-thought-through practices within the K-6 school room and past.

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Take note that psychomotor skill training does occur in teaching reading, but it is mainly relegated to learning special skills in special situations. For example, speed-reading courses involve lessons in eye movements to increase the visual perceptual span, lessons in hand motions that sweep across and down pages to propel the reader forward, and even efficient page-turning techniques to increase speed. For another example, remedial reading or special education courses may involve multisensory learning techniques such as training in speech articulation, learning letters through touch and feel as well as sight, and even physi45 CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING READING cally acting out sentence meanings to demonstrate comprehension.

1968). Innovation and change in reading instruction (67th yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Sadoski, M. (1982). A study of the theoretical bases of reading instruction and a comparison of programs. Texas A&M University Instructional Research Laboratory Technical Paper No. R83001. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. , & Paivio, A. (2001). Imagery and text: A dual coding theory of reading and writing. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Smith, N.

A different departure from the alphabet method came when visual alphabet books in the 1500s began to associate letters with pictures. These books could be seen as using pictures in the service of learning letters. However, in 1658, the Moravian educator Johan Amos Comenius published The Orbis Sesnusalium Pictus: A World of Things Obvious to the Senses Drawn in Pictures in Nuremberg, Germany. The origins and influence of this book are an interesting history in themselves (Sadoski & Paivio, 2001).

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