Professor David Kilpatrick's practical program brings the science and research of correcting reading difficulties into the classroom. This volume is designed to prevent and correct most word-level reading difficulties. It trains phonemic awareness and promotes sight vocabulary acquisition, and therefore reading fluency.
In recent years, scientists have made great strides in understanding how children learn to read, as well as how to prevent and correct most reading difficulties. However, the American Federation for Teachers, the Journal of Learning Disabilities, and School Psychology Review have all highlighted the fact that these findings have not become widely known or used in our schools. Equipped for Reading Success is designed to summarise these research results in a clear and easy-to-read manner, bringing teachers up-to-date on these exciting findings.
More than an explanation of current research, Equipped for Reading Success is a complete program for training phoneme awareness. Research has shown that contrary to our intuitions, phoneme awareness is important for remembering the words we read (sight-word recognition), not just for developing phonic decoding skills. Equipped for Reading Success uses a developmentally appropriate approach designed to boost phoneme awareness, phonics, and instant word recognition.
Equipped for Reading Success also gives teachers concrete tools to help children develop a large sight vocabulary. In addition, it is designed to supplement any existing reading program or approach. Implementing the program requires minimal planning and only several minutes of supplemental instruction per day.
With today's emphasis on Response to Intervention (RTI), Equipped for Reading Success provides the much needed "research-based" content to make RTI efforts successful. Equipped for Reading Success is:
Reprinted with minor text changes and corrections, December 2020.
Part I: What Needs to be Done
Part II: How To Do It
Part III: Training Exercises
One Minute Activities
Part IV: Appendices/Resources
Appendix A: Phonological Awareness Development Chart
Appendix B: Comparison of Program Levels with ARL & Rosner
Appendix C: Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST)
Appendix D: List of Word Study Activity for Lesson Planning
Appendix E: Letter-Sound Helps
Appendix F: Common Rime Units, Prefixes & Suffixes
Appendix G: Look-Alike Words for Word Study
Appendix H: Nonsense Words for Word Study
Appendix I: Irregular Words for Word Study
Appendix J: Glossary Terms
Appendix K: References