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Accentuate the Positive; Eliminate the Negative

Speaker:  Don McCabe, Noted Author of To Teach a Dyslexic and The Patterns of English Spelling


Participants will learn what research reveals about the following topics:

1.  Methods that don't work but are still commonly used:
  • Study, Test
  • Test, Study, Test
  • Teacher correction
2.  Methods that do work but are rarely used:
  • Student Self-Correction
  • Immediate Student Self-Correction
  • Careful Sequencing of Onsets and Rimes
3.  Selection systems for word lists. 
  • Some are good, some are bad, and some are completely inexcusable.

4.  How Handwriting Exercises Can Be Used to "Smuggle" in Phonics,  Vocabulary Building, Old Fashioned Basic Grammar, and Spelling.

5.  How to Use AVKO's Word Families in Sentence Context or How to Get Students to Help You Create Reading Materials.

6.   What most students never learn unless they're taught, including many of the gifted.

See also: Workshop Recordings

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