|Whole Language vs Phonics in Learning to Read : A
research paper comparing the advantages and disadvantages
of the whole language and phonics approaches to teaching
children how to read. Whole language is the approach
whereby children experience the joy of entering the grown
up world of writing words that convey a meaning or tell a
story; phonics is the old-school rules list complete with
spelling rules, punctuation rules and spelling lists. It is also
the method which produces the highest levels of achievement.
Each method has its proponents, but nearly all will consider
only pure programs without the benefit of a combined
approach. One such combination approach is that of the
Montessori method of early childhood education.
Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Phonics.wps
Jane Run ? Can Phonics Be An Exclusive Method ?
NO ! : A 5 page paper discussing the current methods of
reading instruction being used in our country. The focus of
the paper is on phonics and how it is, and always will be, an
essential part of reading and the methods of learning
associated with it. Different methods are examined in order to
illustrate just how widely used phonics is in the classroom.
While phonics is an important part of learning to read it can
not be used exclusively as there are far too many aspects
involved in this particular area of education. Phonics are
essential but any teacher must keep an open mind and be
willing to use other methods in combination in order to teach
our citizens to read. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Children Who Stutter / Assessing &
Problem : A 15 page, comprehensive research paper on the
psychological and physical implications for children who
stutter. Speech patterns, behavior patterns, avoidance of
speaking situations, etc.;-- are all discussed. The writer also
analyzes their own observations from a one-on-one interview
session with a young girl who stutters. Presenting an
extensive literature review, the argument is made that
stuttering is not something that can be "cured" per se..
Rather, it is a learned behavior that can be controlled through
such promising techniques as Dr. Schwartz's "Airflow."
Bibliography lists 10+ sources. Stutchil.wps
The Prevalence Of Stuttering : A 20 page paper on
research over the years and the ever-changing views that
pathologists have held on the subject. The causes, effects, and
most importantly, the prevalence of stuttering are examined in
considerable detail. The studies of many widely-acclaimed
researchers are discussed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Speech Aphasia & Language Impairment : Speech
is a loss of a language ability due to focal brain damage. In this
9 page research paper, the writer examines various forms of
speech aphasia, symptoms, and effects. Patterns of language
impairment in children with speech aphasia are explained in
detail and specific examples of dysfluency are provided.
Treatment services in schools and elsewhere are described as
well. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Spchapha.wps
Speech Aphasia & The Use Of Traditional &
Diagnostic Testing : A 20 page paper that considers the
issue of diagnostic testing for speech aphasia and reflects
upon the most effective options that can be utilized by speech
pathologists. Bibliography lists 18 sources. Saphasia.rtf
The Characteristics of Children with Language Impairment
& the Impact on Performance in Mathematics : Specific
language impairment (SLI) in children have been recognized
as a problematic elements in devising educational tools across
disciplines, but in recent years, a number of studies have
correlated SLI with problems in mathematics performance,
suggesting specific issues for mathematics educators. This 5
page paper reflects the nature of this argument, underscores
the correlation between the characteristics of children within
language impairments and the impact of these characteristics
on performance in specific mathematics tasks. Bibliography
lists 4 sources. Langmath.wps
Grade 1 / Word Recognition Lesson Plan : 5 pages in length.
Study includes a research background relating to
phonics/direct skills instruction vs. whole language. Offers a
lesson plan using the long and short "o" sounds as an example
of integrating the two approaches to reading instruction.
Bibliography lists 7 sources. Wordrec.wps