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Sawyer, Diane J.; Butler, Katharine – Annals of Dyslexia, 1991
This paper discusses five language roots of reading: phonology, syntax, semantics, short-term and long-term memory, and auditory segmenting. Teachers are urged to focus early school experiences toward development of these five skills to reduce the incidence of reading difficulties. Specific teaching suggestions are offered. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Auditory Training, Classroom Techniques, Decoding (Reading), Early Intervention
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Silliman, Elaine R. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1989
The oral foundations of narrative knowledge are examined as a linkage to literacy acquisition problems. Examined are kinds of narrative knowledge acquired, the nature of story organization, and developmental acquisitions in story recall and generation. The performance patterns of language learning-disabled children on oral story recall and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities