Effective Approaches for Preventing Reading Difficulties

Site: Colorado Education Learning Management System
Course: Guest Access-Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties
Book: Effective Approaches for Preventing Reading Difficulties
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Date: Friday, 23 February 2024, 12:14 AM

Description

This module is comprised of two sessions

10.1 Evidence for the Prevention of Reading Difficulties

Learning Intentions

After viewing this module session participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the key instructional elements that help prevent reading difficulties
  • Describe the type of research conducted to support such best practices

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Watch the session below. 


*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video. 

Summary

  • It is possible to prevent many of the reading problems we see
  • Explicit phonological awareness instruction and explicit letter-sound instruction prevent a large portion of reading difficulties
  • Both whole group and small group instruction had similar prevention effects

Reflect & Connect

Does your school do phonological awareness training and letter-sound training in K-1? If not, why not?



10.2 Instructional Practices that Prevent Reading Difficulties

Learning Intentions

After viewing this module session participants will be able to: 

  • Identify specific instructional practices that reduce the likelihood of difficulties

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Watch the session below. 


*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video. 

Summary

  • There are many features and factors that make early word-reading effective
  • It is most effective to directly and systematically teach phonological skills to the point where those skills are automatic and oral only
  • Also most effective is direct teaching of letter-sound relationships, using precise pronunciations, and given many distributed practice opportunities

Reflect & Connect

Which of the following teaching practices mentioned in this session are you already using? Which practices might you add?