It's shocking but true. Forty percent of children experience significant difficulty in learning how to read. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this groundbreaking new book, internationally recognized developmental psychologist and educator Dr. Marion Blank explains why current reading education is failing our children. She goes on to describe her revolutionary new reading system, Phonics Plus Five, which is based on her forty plus years of experience in teaching children from all backgrounds to read. "The Reading Remedy" offers step-by-step instructions, reproducible forms, and mini-books that parents can start using right away to implement Dr. Blank's system.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part One: Understanding Reading. 1. Teaching Reading: Why Isn't It Working? 2. What Reading Really Requires: The Six Essential Skills. 3. The Hidden Abilities in Reading. Part Two: Teaching Reading. 4. Teaching Sequencing. 5. Teaching Handwriting. 6. Teaching Content Words. 7. Teaching Noncontent Words. 8. Teaching Through Books. Part Three: Constructing the Programs. 9. Sequences in Sight. 10. Letters to Write. 11. Teaching Activities for the Words. 12. Creating the Books. 13. Progress Check and Review. References. Index.
Dr. Marion Blank has spent over forty years studying how children learn to read and is recognized by her peers as one of the top experts in literacy. She has lectured extensively around the world, authored over sixty articles and six books on language, and developed the award-winning and highly successful "Sentence Master" computer program that teaches reading. She has used her reading system to help literally thousands of children - both strong and struggling readers - learn how to read. Dr. Blank is currently on the faculty of Child Psychiatry at Columbia University and has a private practice in New York and New Jersey where she is a licensed psychiatrist. She serves as a consultant to a wide range of school districts in the NY, NJ, CT area.