Reading from Scratch - Spelling Rules ENGLISH SPELLING RULES Short and Long Vowels 1. To spell a short vowel sound, only one letter is needed: at red it hot up 2. maid, made, but madder; dine, diner, but dinner. Spelling the Sound /k/ This sound can be spelled in any one of four ways: 1. c 2. cc 3. k 4. ck 1. 2. 3. (Boring examples? 4. 5. (Forget about yak. The letter, k, follows any other sound: The Sound, /j/ The sound, /j/ is spelled in three ways: j ge and dge. 1. 2. 2. The Sound, /ch/ The sound /ch/ has two spellings: tch after a short vowel, ch anywhere else: Exceptions: Which, rich, much, such, touch, bachelor, attach, sandwich, and ostrich. The Sound, /kw/ This sound is ALWAYS spelled with the letters, qu, never anything else. Using -le Words ending in -le, such as little, require care. Odds and Ends 1. Adding Endings There are two kinds of suffixes, those that begin with a vowel and those that begin with a consonant. 1. 2. 3. Note that this doubling is not done if the accent is not on the last syllable. 4. 5. /sh/ 1. 2. 3. 4.
Free Audiobooks and eBooks - Librophile Titles for Reluctant and Struggling Readers - Perma-Bound Books How do you encourage your reluctant or struggling readers to read more and improve their reading skills? Give them books that: Feature high-interest topics Contain frequent, text-related illustrations Have low page counts Contain glossaries Are from publishers who specialize in High/Low reading materials YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers: Fiction Order#: Titles: Created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), this grouping of fiction titles represents some of the best new books for reluctant and struggling readers. YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers: Nonfiction Created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), this grouping of nonfiction titles represents some of the best new books for reluctant and struggling readers. Bluford Series Publisher: Scholastic Orca Soundings Orca With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read. Capstone Complicated Life of Claudia Cristina Cortez Rosen
Readability Test Contents Readability Tests Gunning Fog, Flesch Reading Ease, and Flesch-Kincaid are reading level algorithms that can be helpful in determining how readable your content is. Reading level algorithms only provide a rough guide, as they tend to reward short sentences made up of short words. Whilst they're rough guides, they can give a useful indication as to whether you've pitched your content at the right level for your intended audience. [Back to the contents] Test the Readability of a Website Interpreting the Results This service analyses the readability of all rendered content. Philip Chalmers of Benefit from IT provided the following typical Fog Index scores, to help ascertain the readability of documents. Gunning-Fog Index The following is the algorithm to determine the Gunning-Fog index. The result is your Gunning-Fog index, which is a rough measure of how many years of schooling it would take someone to understand the content. Flesch Reading Ease Flesch-Kincaid grade level Further Reading
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SMOG Readability Calculator By G. Harry McLaughlin My readability formula SMOG estimates the years of education needed to understand a piece of writing. SMOG is widely used, particularly for checking health messages. A 2010 study in the Journal of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh calls SMOG the gold standard and concludes that it should be the preferred measure of webpage readability. But ATOS for Text has been much better validated than any other readability formula. If you still want to use SMOG use click here for a free online tool which calculates it and three other readability measures. SMOG was published in 1969 BC [Before Computers] so I made calculating a text’s readability easy by offering an approximate formula — count the words of 3 or more syllables in 3 10-sentence samples, estimate the count’s square root, and add 3. The precise formula for SMOG yields an outstandingly high 0.985 correlation with the grades of readers who had 100% comprehension of test materials. Copyright (c) 2008 G.
I'll tell you a story - Audio Written by Anonymous "The Story of the Three Bears" (sometimes known as "The Three Bears", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" or, simply, "Goldilocks") is a fairy talefirst recorded in narrative form by British author and poet Robert Southey, and first published anonymously in a volume of his writings in 1837. The same year, British writer George Nicol published a version in rhyme based upon Southey's prose tale, with Southey approving the attempt to bring the story more exposure. Both versions tell of three bears and an old woman who trespasses upon their property. "The Story of the Three Bears" was in circulation before the publication of Southey's 1837 version. "The Story of the Three Bears" experienced two significant changes during its early publication history. (Wikipedia) Click on "Read more" to listen the audio book.
Fast Lane Books - About Fast Lane Books Bring your struggling readers up to speed! A comprehensive series of highly-motivating, finely-graded fiction and non-fiction books specially developed for 7 - 11+ year old pupils who are struggling to advance in reading. A complete reading scheme for struggling readersFinely-graded books ranging from level 6 to 25 and banded from Yellow to EmeraldExtensively researched and developed to meet the needs of pupils with literacy difficultiesNew words are introduced gradually and strongly reinforcedExciting texts and age-appropriate stories appeal to older childrenAudio versions of each book provide an excellent model of fluent reading Compelling themes, detailed illustrations and photos and a wide variety of styles and genres engage the most reluctant readersAssessment materials in the Teacher’s Guides ensure accurate levelling and progressionCan be used as a complete reading intervention programme, or as supplementary reading materialRead more Series contains:
Inference Riddle Game by Phil and David Tulga Inference Riddles- having fun with inference and prediction - Welcome to my page on inference riddles. It includes my free Inference Riddle Game that you can play right now on your computer. You will also find information on my expanded activity featuring 101 Inference Riddles . Inference Riddle Game 101 Inference Riddles Phil and his son, David, have developed an expanded version of their popular Inference Riddle Game. Riddles are an excellent way to practice interpreting figurative language, idioms, and homographs. In the “101 Inference Riddles” activity, your students progress through a graduated sequence of riddles, with riddle #1 being the easiest, and riddle #101 being the most difficult. “101 Inference Riddles” is a web-based application that is available to use on your computer, smartphone or mobile device. To purchase access to the “101 Inference Riddles” web activity, click the “Buy Now” button below. Home