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Reading Pathways: Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency, 5th Edition

Reading Pathways: Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency, 5th Edition

Dolores G. Hiskes

ISBN: 978-0-787-99289-7

Jan 2007, Jossey-Bass

160 pages

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Now in its fifth edition, Reading Pathways (with help from Dewey the Bookwormâ?¢) offers an easy-to-use, highly effective approach to teaching reading accuracy and fluency to students of all ages, using a unique pyramid format.

Reading pyramids begins with one word, and slowly build into phrases and sentences of gradually increasing complexity. As the student moves from the pinnacle to the base of each pyramid, the phrase or sentence becomes a more interesting and expansive, and the student's confidence grows with each line completed. Progressively building up the amount of text per line increases eye span, strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading fluency. The book also features more challenging multi-syllable word pyramid exercises and games to further develop fluency and vocabulary. Learning to read long words by syllables removes the fear and mystique of multi-syllable words and helps students build the strong vocabulary so critical for success in reading and writing.

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About This Book vii

Part One: Simple Pyramids

Short-Vowel Review: 2

“Ă” Pyramid 3

“Ĕ” Pyramid 4

“Ĭ” Pyramid 5

“Ŏ” Pyramid 6

“Ŭ” Pyramid 7

Short-Vowel Pyramids 8

Two-Consonant Endings 24

Long-Vowel Review: 32

“Ā” Pyramid 33

“Ē” Pyramid 34

“Ī” Pyramid 35

“Ō” Pyramid 36

“Ū” Pyramid 37

Long-Vowel Pyramids 38

Mixed Vowel Warmup: 46

The LONG and the SHORT of It 46

Game: TREASURE CHEST 46

Mixed Vowel Pyramids 48

Two-Consonant Beginnings 54

R-Modified Vowels 62

Long-Vowel Digraphs 68

Short-Vowel Digraphs 74

Part Two: Multisyllable Word Mini-Pyramids

Multisyllable Word Mini-Pyramids 80

Part Three: Multisyllable Word Pyramids (“Brain Busters”)

Multisyllable Word Pyramids 108

Part Four: Multisyllable Word Summary, Games, and Index

Multisyllable Word Summary 128

MULTISYLLABLE WORD GAMES 129

Multisyllable Word Index 130

"This book is filled with reading pyramids you can use to teach accuracy and fluency. Reading pyramids begin with one word and slowly build into phrases and sentences of increasing complexity. The technique is designed to increase eye span, strengthen eye tracking, and develop fluency." (Learning Magazine, Back-to-School 2007)