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Response to Chapt. 13 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

The part I am would like to talk about from chapter 13 is the writing process. This is one of the first sections of the chapter and that is because it is a foundation to start with. At one point … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 11 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

Chapter 11 talks about building comprehension pretty extensively.  The section I want to talk about focused on DRA (Directive Reading Activity).  The DRA is an activity that is used to help improve comprehension skills and can be used also as … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 10 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

In chapter 10 a section talks about developing vocabulary through reading aloud. As I have said before it is important for struggling readers to hear fluent reading and this sections just further supports this. This section states that students learn … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 9 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

Context clues or contextual analysis are a huge part in reading any kind of text. Gunning mentions that struggling or lower achieving readers struggle with contextual analysis more than others. According to him struggling readers can usually use context analysis … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 8 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

As I read chapter eight one section kept sticking out in my mind. The section was, “Using a multisensory approach to learn letter names and letter sounds.” This talks about when students have a hard time and cannot learn the … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 7 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

There are many benefits to reading aloud. Reading aloud is essential for lower-achieving readers because it builds vocabulary, syntax, and comprehension. Reading aloud also helps students make sense of the story. If the student is able to hear the story … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 6 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

I found chapter six interesting especially when it talks about case history. A case history is used to get a better understanding of a student’s background. A case history is attained from the student’s parents or care givers. Case studies … Continue reading

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