Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Joy Allcock - Linking Reading and Spelling

Spelling and reading have similar skills needed.  Today is about approaches to fixing the problems.  

Phonics is the relationship between sounds and print.  

Problems that are faced in reading

  • Comprehension
  • Retention- phonics
  • Decoding
  • Non Fiction Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • How to encourage a reluctant reader?
  • Where to begin?
  • When to intervene?
  • What to do when they plateau?
  • How do you educate parents?
Core elements
Phonological Knowledge

The problem is how to teach it and use it?
The learning progressions are good to the order that we need to teach.  What we need to put in place and how early to intervene depends on the problem. 

Vocabulary is the first foundation of literacy.  

If a child has decoding issues they are not able to engage in non fiction text. 

A whole word reader reads a word that he/she knows if they don't know the word.  This can cause problems with comprehension.

A student can read all the words however they lack the knowledge of the words and what they mean.  This can be a common problem.  The lack of vocabulary knowledge can cause them to lack comprehension.

Another type of reader is a reader who can read all the text and comprehend the words.  However they still struggle to answer some of the questions.  This occurs when a student has no prior knowledge to experience to hook onto the reading.  The student struggles to make connections to the text.  

When doing a running record look at the child's errors are they high frequency or content errors?  Then you need to analysis the high frequency word error.  

Where the syallbales break depends on if it ends in a vowel or not.  If ends in a vowel it is a long vowel.  If it ends in  a constant then it is a short vowel.

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