Developing Concept of Word

  title={Developing Concept of Word},
  author={Susan E. Gately},
  journal={TEACHING Exceptional Children},
  pages={16 - 22}
  • S. Gately
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Education, Art, Psychology
  • TEACHING Exceptional Children
is described as an emergent reader, despite years of one-onone tutoring in a structured phonics program. Although he is able to employ phonics in reading lists of words, when reading connected text, Ed does not attempt to sound out words. In fact, he reads impulsively, skipping words, with little intent on getting meaning. Instead, he seems more interested in just finishing the task. He has difficulty segmenting words into sounds and refuses to attempt to spell words that he has not memorized… 

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