Unlocking Literacy

Unlocking Literacy

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With this work, educators should help students from pre-kindergarten to middle school and beyond learn to read and spell accurately - and they'll get a refresher course on language skills and structure so they can teach students with confidence. Designed for pre-service and in-service general and special educators, the text offers a range of teaching strategies that integrate two interlocking skills - decoding and spelling. Teachers will: sharpen their knowledge of three basic concepts for decoding words and spelling them - letter-sound correspondences, syllable patterns, and morpheme patterns; expand students' literacy skills and knowledge by increasing their awareness and understanding of the origins of English words, affixes, roots and combining forms, multi-syllabic words, and abstract concepts; and begin formal reading and writing instruction by teaching students to identify, understand and use common consonant and vowel patterns, syllables, common spelling rules, prefixes and suffixes, roots, non-phonetic words, and contractions.These longer words are not necessarily harder to read once children know the common prefixes and suffixes. In the upper ... By the end of sixth grade, most common Latin roots and Greek combining forms should have been taught (see Chapter 7). For students in ... They found that the first widely used reader was The New England Primer, with alphabetic rhymes, pictures, and religious content. The mostanbsp;...

Title:Unlocking Literacy
Author:Marcia Kierland Henry
Publisher:Paul H Brookes Publishing Company - 2003


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