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Big book


Big books are enlarged versions of a reading book, usually illustrated and with very large type, generally used by a teacher guided group of students to read together and learn about concepts of print [..]
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Graphophonic


Graphophonic refers to the letter /sound relationship between the orthography (symbols) and phonology (sounds) of a language.
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Verbal Efficiency Theory


The Verbal Efficiency Theory is attributed to Perfetti & Lesgold (1979). It states that mere word recognition accuracy is not, in itself, sufficient to enable fluent reading comprehension. Instead [..]
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Profiling


Accumulating student information, both formative and summative, to ensure a correct record is kept of his/her progress, used to inform appropriate programming for the student.
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Orthographic knowledge


Orthographic knowledge understands that the speech sounds in a language are represented by written or printed symbols, associated with spelling, but also knowledge of hyphenation, capitalization, word [..]
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Cluster Grouping


The practice of grouping students around achievement levels, often for identifying the top (perhaps) five to eight academically talented or intellectually gifted students at a grade level, and placing [..]
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z-Score


Z-scores are a standard score with a mean of 0 (zero) and a standard deviation of 1.
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Written expression disorder


See Dysgraphia
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Working Memory – see memory and learning for detailed definition


The ability to process, manipulate and store information in one's mind for a short period of time.
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Word Wall


One component of a four-part instructional strategy in reading.  A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words related to each other in some way, displayed in large letters on a wall [..]
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