The Most Misunderstood Approach to Teaching Reading
Speaker: Don McCabe, Noted Author of
To Teach a Dyslexic
The Patterns of English Spelling
Participants will learn:
The more scientific the definition, the more likely
it is to be accepted by the academic community and the more likely it is to be dangerously
far from the truth.
The Difference between Phonics and Phonemics and
That most criticism of the way phonics is currently being
taught has some truth in it. Most phonic programs have serious flaws.
They assume that the spelling/sound relationship progresses neatly left to
right. It does in little words such as cat, man, and girl. But watch
out for "Ma, Mag, Magi, Magic, Magician
or dem, demo, demon, demons, demonstrate, demonstrative!
To identify the five types of English spellings: The
simple, the fancy, the insane, the tricky, and the scrunched up.
What most students never learn unless they're
taught, including many of the gifted.
Participants will receive special AVKO handouts that will:
enable them to evaluate any spelling program,
construct their own sequential spelling program based upon
their students' needs,
learn how to help students learn without having to study
word lists and without having to copy, copy, copy, copy, copy, copy, copy.
learn how to help students learn to spell without having
to waste precious after-school-at-home-time correcting papers.
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