Featured books by Louisa Moats

Basic Facts About Dyslexia & Other Reading Problems

By: Louisa Moats, Karen Dakin
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

A must-have guide for any parent or teacher of a child struggling to learn to read, this essential resource begins by answering the question "What is Dyslexia?" The authors have masterfully selected and distilled the most significant research in the field to provide clear and detailed explanations of the : (1) widely accepted research-based definition of dyslexia; (2) identification and treatment of dyslexia at various stages of development; (3) emotional consequences of reading difficulties; (4) current research on the role of genetics and the brain; (5) essential elements of effective reading instruction; and (6) treatment options for the most severe cases of dyslexia and other reading problems.

Parenting a Struggling Reader

By: Louisa Moats, Susan Hall
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

A comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty. Provides a four-step plan for identifying and resolving deficiencies, as well as advice for those whose kids received weak instruction during the crucial early years,

Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers, Second Edition

By: Louisa Moats
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

Instructors who use Speech to Print in teacher education courses now have a companion workbook for their students. This engaging, interactive workbook has an easy-to-use format and contains all the exercises in Speech to Print, plus bonus exercises, tables, and new consonant and vowel cards. Exercises include fill-in-the-blanks, multiple choice, matching activities, and transcription. Use this workbook to learn to recognize and understand the problems with language children may encounter, and discover strategies for teaching children reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers, Second Edition

By: Louisa Moats
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

The new edition of this bestselling text helps elementary educators grasp the structure of written and spoken English, understand how children learn to read, and apply this foundational knowledge as they deliver explicit, high-quality literacy instruction. You'll find expanded information on the critical elements of language, including orthography, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, and syntax.

Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years

By: Louisa Moats, Susan Hall
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

Today's parents are increasingly concerned about the reading and spelling skills taught in schools and are taking charge of their children's education. Full of ideas and suggestions­­ — from innovative preschool exercises to techniques that older children can use to increase reading speed and comprehension — Straight Talk About Reading will instantly help any parent lay a solid foundation for their child's formative educational years.

The Speech sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness; Module 2 (LETRS; Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling)

By: Louisa Moats
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

This book introduces phonemes (speech sounds) and discusses the importance of phonological awareness in reading and spelling instruction. Module 2 also discusses the features of consonants and vowels and covers some of the problems that children who speak other languages or dialects may have when learning English.

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