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Written by a nationally known authority in reading instruction, this comprehensive practial resource gives classroom teachers and reading specialists everything they need to quickly correct or remediate all types of common reading problems encountered in grades 3 and up.Included are over 260 tested techniques and activity sheets for correcting 35 specific problems in seven major reading skill areas - from poor visual memory and mastery of consonant sounds, to difficulty identifying the main idea in a paragraph. For easy use, materials are printed in a big 8" x 11" spiral-bound format that folds flat for photocopying of over 150 reproducible pages and organized into seven convenient sections by skill area. Here's just a sample of the specific, ready-to-use help you'll find in each section: SOLVING PROBLEMS IN SIGHT WORLD KNOWLEDGE gives you a variety of proven strategies for building this skill - such as the language experience approach, repeated readings, and echo reading ...plus games and reproducibles like "Sight Word Bingo," "Steal the Words," "Sight Word Crossword Puzzle," and "Sight Word Search with an Animal Theme."
SOLVING PROBLEMS IN PHONIC ANALYSIS features a wealth of corrective techniques such as rhyming word pairs, sorting activities, and open-ended songs ...and games and activity sheets like "Guess the Mystery Word," "Phonic Rummy," and "Consonant Digraph Riddles." SOLVING PROBLEMS IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS provides strategies for teaching word structure, such as illustrating compound words in a humorous way, sorting prefixes and suffixes, and using word roots to create new words ...plus games and activity sheets like "Baseball Using Prefixes and Suffixes," "Determing Real or Make-Believe Compound Words," and "Unscrambling Syllables." SOLVING PROBLEMS IN CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS offers strategies to help students learn to use context clues to identify unknown words, such as using heteronyms, making a tape-recorded passage, and listening and self-correcting reading miscues ...and reproducibles like "Determining Nonsense Words from Context" and "Selecting the Correct Word from Science Using Contextual Analysis."
SOLVING PROBLEMS IN LITERAL COMPREHENSION provides a multitude of techniques for strengthening this skill, including semantic webs and maps, placing items in sequence, and illustrating main ideas and supporting details .. plus activity sheets such as "Answering Questions from a Menu," "Putting Story Events in Correct Order," and "Choosing Titles for a Paragraph," SOLVING PROBLEMS IN INTERPRETIVE COMPREHENSION presents a multitude of corrective techniques, such as think-alouds, drawing conclusions and generalizatios, and visualizing while reading ...as well as reproducibles like "Does This Make Sense?," "Identifying the Mood of a Sentence," and "Determining Character Traits." SOLVING PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL THINKING helps you develop students' ability to evaluate what they read through picture analysis, underlining newspaper editorials, and examining ads ...plus activity sheets such as "Making Judgments About and Author's Qualifications," "Comparing Two Passages Using a Venn Diagram," and "Determining Which Propaganda Technique Is Used."
Moreover, to help you provide additional reinforcement of important reading skills, READING SKILLS PROBLEM SOLVER also includes entensive lists of trade books, print resources, and websites related to each major reading skill area.
Wilma H. Mil1er, Ed.D., has written nearly 200 published journal articles on various aspects of reading and has authored numerous books on the topic, including Alternative Assessment Techniques in Reading & Writing (1995), Ready-to-Use Activities & Materials for Improving Content Reading Skills (1999), and The Reading Teacher's Survival Kit (2001), all published by The Center for Applied Research in Education.