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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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Henry, Marcia K. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
A discussion-oriented, direct approach to teaching decoding and spelling based on word origin and structure is proposed. The instruction leads students to a comparison and contrast of letter-sound correspondences, syllable patterns, and morpheme patterns in English words of Anglo-Saxon, Romance, and Greek origin. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Morphology (Languages)
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Catts, Hugh W. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1989
The paper discusses problems with traditional definitions of dyslexia and reviews research that suggests a more comprehensive definition, viewing dyslexia as a developmental language disorder that involves a deficit in phonological processing. The disorder is seen as manifesting itself in various phonological difficulties as well as in a specific…
Descriptors: Definitions, Developmental Tasks, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 1989
Two experiments sought to determine the orthographic and phonological factors in derived morphology that affected the reading and spelling performance of 75 intermediate-grade poor readers. Subgroups of poor readers used different mechanisms in producing derived or base forms of words according to the complexity of the orthographic and/or…
Descriptors: Grammar, Intermediate Grades, Morphology (Languages), Performance Factors
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Calfee, Robert; Chambliss, Marilyn – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
The paper discusses (1) sources of difficulty in comprehending technical writing, (2) distinctions between content structure and text structure, (3) building blocks for expository writing and techniques of text design, (4) contrasts between American and Japanese science and social studies texts, and (5) suggestions for promoting comprehension.…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Expository Writing, Foreign Countries