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Chall, Jeanne S. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1997
Discusses the long-standing tension between code emphasis and meaning emphasis approaches to reading instruction. The swing from phonics to whole language and back again is described. Collaboration between remedial specialists and regular education teachers to reduce the incidence of children who require special help is urged. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Phonics
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Lindamood, Patricia C.; And Others – Annals of Dyslexia, 1992
This paper argues that the ability to rapidly compare phonemes is a primary sensory-cognitive function underlying self-correction in word recognition and spelling and thus, indirectly, reading comprehension. Such phonological defects can be addressed both preventively and remedially using procedures that are fundamentally different from typical…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes, Phonemes
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Adams, Marilyn Jager – Annals of Dyslexia, 1997
Discusses why the proven-effective reading instruction method (phonics instruction alongside an ample emphasis on meaning and connected reading) is not adopted by classroom teachers and compares today's situation with that of 30 years ago as recounted by Jeanne Chall in "Learning to Read: The Great Debate" (1967). (CR)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Phonics
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Biasotto, Virginia L. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1993
The mother of a son with dyslexia documents her son's success in learning to read in a private school using the Orton-Gillingham approach and her efforts to bring that approach into the public schools of Delaware, through Project ASSIST (Alphabetic Sound Symbol Instruction Systematically Taught) and its volunteer tutors and teacher training.…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Cox, Aylett Royall; Hutcheson, Lenox – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
Data from a 10-year study involving over 1,000 dyslexics, age 7-15, went into the development of the Alphabetic Phonics curriculum. One aspect of the curriculum, the Syllable Division Formulas, is described. It emphasizes scientific, automatic, multisensory procedures for dividing longer words into easily read syllables. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy