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Posted Jan 01, 2002 at 7:37:56 PM
Subject: Reading Program for LD students

Most of my middle school students have a learning disability in the area of reading. Their ages range from 10-14 so I'm searching for a program that won't appear "babyish" to them. Would anyone recommend a reading program that you have actually tried and that truly has increased the student's reading level? Any suggestions or reading methods or strategies that have helped your students would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much..

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Posted:Jan 02, 2002 1:41:48 PM

Because not all students learn the same way, it is important that you match instruction with learning style. Some outlets for learning include an auditory style (listening), visual style (sight), tactile style (touching) and kinesthetic style (performing). A multisensory reading program may be helpful in that it stimulates several sensory avenues that reinforce learning. I have researched the success of the ABC Multisensory Phonics Program, and believe that this program with the implementation of other strategies will prove successful in reading instruction. It is important to keep in mind that a number of reading programs are built on the multisensory approach.that provide sensory pathways for learning, use highly structured phonics instruction with an empasis on the alphabetic system, include abundant drill/practice and repetition, include carefully planned sequential lessons, and emphasize instruction in the language rule system to guide reading and spelling.

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Posted:Jan 03, 2002 5:08:28 PM

I was wondering where I could get more information on abc multisensory phonics program. anyone know?

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Posted:Jan 03, 2002 9:19:31 PM

Go to the Resource Room <http://www.resourceroom.net> and I think you'll find a link to a page that lists multi-sensory structured language programs. You may have to hunt for it but it lists some of the more popular programs. There are a host of other lesser known programs on the market which can be of help including mine ,<i>The Spel-Lang Tree,</i> which is also listed on the Resource Room site under 'spelling'. Grace

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Posted:Jan 07, 2002 4:35:25 PM

I am not selling anything and do not want any form of compensation but i have been working on teaching kids to read for a long time-first with my son and now with my patients.

why not check out my website at www.akidjustlike me. While the overall program is in my book I am in the process of putting the program on the web so that people can access it for free.

There is a section on learning to read that might be helpful. The overall concept of what I did and wrote a book about is to break reading down by breaking the letters of the alphabet into one way, two way and intersection letters. By doing this i came up with a different alphabet which has some parallels to phonics. The important thing is that if a student works on just one "letter" there will be a quantifiable and rapid improvement of his reading level. If you are interested e-mail me or call me.
bruce roseman

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Posted:Jan 08, 2002 5:38:58 AM

Angela, I have taught middle school and am now in high school. I use Phono-Graphix. My students don't think that it is childish because it is finally teaching them how to read. It is easy to present and it quickly remediates their deficiencies. We have had a lot of discussions on this board, so go into to the archives and check it out. The trade book is Reading Reflex and can be bought online and in most large book stores.

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Posted:Jan 10, 2002 7:21:59 PM

I also have searched for programs to meet the needs of my ld middle school students. Two years ago I began using Language!. The kids have been responsive and feel successful using the material. It is a complete curriculum that includes: reading writing adn spelling.I continue to look for ways to improve comprehension for my more fluent "readers". You know the ones they can read anything and comprehend nothing. Any ideas?

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Posted:Jan 11, 2002 7:55:30 AM

Cathy,

What company (tel.#, address,etc.) do I contact concerning the Language program?


THANKS to all of you who responded to my question.All of your comments were helpful. You are a great group.........

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Posted:Jan 12, 2002 5:15:37 PM

Sopris West. They have a website I think. The author of the program is Jane Fell Greene.

Robin

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Posted:Jan 14, 2002 1:09:21 AM

Angela,

I have used a workbook entitled "Linguistic Exercises" for illiterate inmates at San Quentin Prison. So you can be sure it's not babyish. It provides them with the phonics information they need to decode multisyllable words syllable-by-syllable. For samples of these exercises, check out http://www.OnlineReadingTeacher.com/linguistic_exercises.html.

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