What's the Word Hummingbird?
The importance of word recognition & fluency: By Mitu Bagchi
Word Recognition is Fundamental: READ, READ, READ!
Direct instruction (DI) is the only way to teach word recognition to students with SLD.
Assessments need to be administered to establish a baseline for student performance. They may include
A) Easy cbm: a nationally normed test
B) Informal Reading Inventory (IRI)
C) Tests of achievement such as the Weschler Individual Achievement Test
So where do we go from here?
ENGAGE STUDENTS IN DIRECT & EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION
- explanation of lesson objectives
- simple demonstrations by the teacher
- progression from easy to difficult tasks