Featured books by Louisa Moats
Basic Facts About Dyslexia & Other Reading Problems
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
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
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
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. See also: Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers, Second Edition.
Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years
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 Reading Comprehension Blueprint
This book offers teachers a complete framework for organizing instruction, aligned with the language comprehension strands of Scarborough's Reading Rope. In-depth chapters are devoted to each facet of reading comprehension, including vocabulary, syntax and sentence comprehension, text structures, background knowledge, and levels of understanding and inference. Educators will also find practical guidance and tools for planning their units and lessons, adapting to the needs of individual students, and assessing student progress.
The Speech sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness; Module 2 (LETRS; Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling)
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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