Description: This short video demonstrates some simple writing activities that can be used as part of reading interventions or instruction. They are used to develop the syntactic cueing system and, at the same time, reinforce letter patterns and sounds.
Description: This short video describes two basic approaches or theoretical perspectives related to reading instruction. This used to be called phonics vs. whole language. Dr. Andy Johnson, Reading Specialist. www.OPDT-Johnson.com
Description: This short lecture describes the process the brain uses to create meaning with print. The three cueing systems are identified (semantic, syntactic, and phonological), and recommendations for instruction for struggling readers and others are included.
Description: In the field of special education, there are a variety of perspectives. This short video examines three of the most common and makes the case for special education as a service not a place or destination. What we do and do not know as literacy instructors in the field of special affects the quality of life of real people.
Description: This short video examines and describes the three deficit areas for reading: word identification, comprehension, and fluency. These are put within the context of the neurocognitive model of reading
Description: This short video identifies and examines the 10 essential elements that should be a part of any reading program: word identification, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, concepts of print, phonics, comprehension, literature, writing, fluency, and emotions/motivation
Description: Academic writing is easy if you follow the process. Anyone can be an effective academic writing - if they follow the process. This short video provides an overview of the academic writing process.
This book was initially written to be a professional development book for teachers. For this purpose I recommend creating book clubs or professional development discussion groups based on this book. Ideally, these groups would meet every two weeks to share the strategies you implement, how you implement them, and how they work. If you go to my website (www.OPDT-Johnson.com) you’ll find directions for discussion groups, specific discussion group questions, and activities for each chapter. As well, I will be creating online forums for these types of professional development discussion groups.