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


Watch the session below. 

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


  • 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?