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Adult Education Dictionary: Reading/Phonics

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Question Generation   A reading comprehension strategy used to help understand a text that is being read. Readers ask themselves "what, when, where, why, what will happen,...  
Questioning Techniques Teaching Method   Questioning is probably the most fundamental methodology available. Several purposes for questioning include: to gain the learner's participation in class,...  
Reading Assessment Profile   A reading assessment profile is a list of a student's assessment or test results for several aspects of the reading process: alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary,...  
Reading First   A bold new national initiative aimed at helping every child in every state become a successful reader....  
Repeated Guided Oral Reading   Repeated guided oral reading is a teaching technique used to increase reading fluency. Students "read and reread a text over and over. This repeated reading...  
Role Play   Students act out the thoughts and feeling of characters in a play or dialogue. Role-play is a method useful in helping ESL students gain confidence to...  
Scaffolding   Temporary support for learning including systematic prompts in content, materials, activities, and teacher and peer assistance. This support is provided...  
Semivowels   Semivowels are sounds articulated like vowels but used as consonants....  
Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT)  The Slosson Oral Reading Test is designed to be a quick estimate of word recognition levels for children and adults. The test takes about 5 minutes to...  
Stops   Stops are consonants produced with a momentary but complete closure of airflow through the vocal tract....  
Story Structure Comprehension Strategy   Story structure comprehension strategy is a reading comprehension strategy used to help understand a story that is being read. Readers use the common...  
STudent Achievement in Reading Project (STAR)  The U.S. Department of Education/OVAE embarked upon the STudent Achievement in Reading (Project STAR) to promote effective reading instruction at the...  
Summarization   Summarization is a reading comprehension strategy used to help understand a text that is being read. "The reader attempts to identify and write the main...  
Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL)  The Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Center, is funded at the American Institutes for Reasearch (AIR)by the U.S. Department of Education’s...  
Total Physical Response (TPR)  TPR is a teaching technique that enables learners to acquire new English vocabulary by listening to and carrying out spoken commands. In TPR activities,...  
USA Learns (USAL)  U.S.A. Learns is a free Web site funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support immigrants who want to learn or improve their English skills as...  
Vocabulary   Vocabulary is a term used to refer to all of the words in a language. One person's vocabulary consists of all the words the person understands or knows...  
Voiced sounds   Voiced sounds are produced with accompanying vibration of the vocal folds, i.e., /d/, /g/, /b/....  
Voiceless sounds   Voiceless sounds are produced without accompanying vibration of the vocal folds, i.e., /t/, /k/, /p/....  
Whole Language   A philosophy and instructional strategy that emphasizes reading for meaning and in context. Although teachers may give phonics lessons to individual students...  
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