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Reading Longer Words: Insights Into Multisyllabic Word Reading

Students with persistent reading difficulties are often especially challenged by multisyllabic words; they tend to have neither a systematic approach for reading these words nor the confidence to p...


Reading: A Review of the Current Research On Vocabulary Instruction

This review of current vocabulary research confirms the benefits of explicit teaching over implicit teaching in promoting vocabulary development. Results from this review suggest that effective an...


Why Systematic Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Instruction Constitute An Educational Hazard

In this article, Frank Smith argues that "systematic" phonics instruction doesn't help and can interfere with learning to read.


Should Adolescents Go Back to the Basics?: A Review of Teaching Word Reading Skills to Middle and High School Students

This review investigates the effects of word reading interventions (e.g., phonic analysis, sight word reading, oral reading fluency) on reading achievement outcomes in middle and high school studen...


Segmentation and Representation of Consonant Blends In Kindergarten Children’s Spellings

During the period of emergence, the properties of phonemes that comprise consonant blends influence children’s ability to segment and represent blends. This finding has implications for how phonemi...


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