PART 1: ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING STRATEGIES.
Chapter 1. The importance of a needs assessment: where do I start?
Chapter 2. Student profile.
Chapter 3. Alphabet assessment.
Chapter 4. Gough-Kastler-Roper phonemic awareness assessment.
Chapter 5 Basic decoding skills.
Chapter 6. Informal reading inventory.
Chapter 7. Formal assessment of reading attainment: the Burt Word Reading Test.
Chapter 8. Invented spelling test.
Chapter 9. Story writing task.
Chapter 10. Attitudes to reading.
Chapter 11. Reporting to parents.
PART 2: TEACHING STRATEGIES.
Chapter 12. How to help the difficult student.
Chapter 13. How to teach phonics.
Chapter 14. How to teach spelling.
Chapter 15. How to teach syllabification.
Chapter 16. How to teach comprehension.
Chapter 17. Lesson planning and design for the reading tutor.
Chapter 18. Research on the phonics handbook approach.
PART 3: LESSON PLANS TO TEACH BASIC DECODING SKILLS.
Chapter 19. Phoneme sounds of the alphabet: consonants and short vowel sounds.
Chapter 20. Reading two- and three-letter words.
Chapter 21. Consonant blends.
Chapter 22. Consonant initial and final digraphs.
Chapter 23. Long and short vowel sounds.
Chapter 24. The soft sounds of C and G.
Chapter 25. The r- and l-affected vowels.
Chapter 26. Vowel digraphs: one and two sounds.
Chapter 27. Compund words.
Chapter 28. Silent letters.
Chapter 29. Syllable breaking.
Chapter 30. Greek spellings.
Chapter 31. Latin words.
Chapter 32. Greek words.
PART 4: APPENDICES.
Appendix A: 300 sight words.
Appendix B: Advanced sight words.
Appendix C: Decoding charts.
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