Reading Fundamentals for Students with Learning Difficulties is a foundational resource on reading instruction for students with learning difficulties. This comprehensive, practical textbook provides fundamental information related to typical and atypical reading development, reading instruction within K-12 classrooms, and how to identify reading problems and provide interventions to a wide range of students who struggle to learn. Throughout the text, cutting edge research on reading instruction for students with learning disabilities and English Learners is translated to practice, making it accessible to even the most novice teachers. Each section concludes with application activities, including self-tests and discussion prompts, to reinforce learning.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: OVERVIEW
1. Understanding the Nature of Reading and Schools
2. Assessment of Reading
3. Informal Reading Inventories
SECTION II: OVERVIEW
4. Oral Language Development
5. Early Reading
6. Supporting all Students in Early Reading Development
SECTION III: OVERVIEW
7. Word Identification Skills & Fluency
8. Intensive Reading Intervention
9. Supporting All Students in Accessing Text
SECTION IV: OVERVIEW
10. Reading Comprehension
11. Background Knowledge (Including Vocabulary)
12. Supporting All Students in Understanding Text
SECTION V: OVERVIEW
13. The Development of Writing and Spelling
14. Supporting All Students in Writing and Spelling
Sheri Berkeley is Associate Professor of Special Education at George Mason University.
Sharon Ray is Assistant Professor of Special Education at George Mason University.