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The Conundrum of Vocabulary Growth

by Marnita Coenraad, master of reading and writing student, Neuhaus/SMU It is estimated that the average students grows his or her vocabulary by thousands of words per year (Carlise & Katz., 2005). In order for students to add words at this ...
Author: Barbara Conway
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Spelling Even Improves Vocabulary!

Good news! The proper teaching of spelling/language results in wider vocabularies and an increased facility to read and integrate new vocabulary. The study of word origins, affixes, Latin roots and Greek combining forms not only help the student master spelling, ...

DIBELS - How Do I Prepare My Kids for the Pseudo-word Benchmarks?

A recent "Ask the Expert" question honed in on a basic dilemma of  the use of formative assessments that measure skills important to reading development. What are we really measuring?   I find that after teaching that letters make sounds that ...

Sarah's Success Story, Part 2: How Her Reading Therapist Made the Difference!

Read part one of Sarah's story   There is a saying practice makes perfect; I believe instead that practice makes permanent! That is what my student Sarah did when it came to facing the challenges of reading and spelling. When ...
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Category: stories

Sarah's Success Story, Part 1: How Her Mom Made the Difference

Sarah loved to have me read to her - she knew that books take her to places and adventures far off in a child's imagination. Every possible evening ended with a book. To read by herself, however, was difficult for ...
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Suzanne Carreker speaks to Texas State Legislature Interim Committee on Dyslexia and Related Disorders

Vice President of Research and Program Development Suzanne Carreker was invited to speak on August 2, 2010, in Dallas at the hearing of the Interim Committee on Dyslexia and Related Disorders.  The Committee is comprised of four legislators and five ...
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Morphemes: Unlocking Literacy

“The truth is that if borrowing foreign words could destroy a language, English would be dead.” (Claiborne, R., 1983, p. 4). Did you know that the simple, Anglo-Saxon word, "word" can be expanded to at least 25 new words by ...
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Perceptions and Realities

  Perceptions and Realities: What Teachers and Researchers say About Response to Intervention Regina Boulware-Gooden Suzanne Carreker Barbara T. Conway Abstract Response to Intervention (RTI) has been offered to ameliorate the problems of the discrepancy model in the identification of ...
Website:Regina Boulware-Gooden; Suzanne Carreker; Barbara T. Conway

Learning to Spell: So Much More than Memorization

From the RTN Blog:   Weekly grades on  spelling tests tell you little unless you focus on what students’ mistakes are telling you. HOW students spell on tests and in their daily writing assignments tells you a lot about what they know ...
Author: Barbara Conway
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Learning to Spell: So Much More than Memorization

Weekly grades on spelling tests tell you little unless you focus on what students' mistakes are telling you. HOW students spell on tests and in their daily writing assignments tells you a lot about what they know about the patterns ...