Reading Pathways: Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency (Jossey-Bass Teacher) (Paperback)

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Now in its fifth edition, Reading Pathways (with help from Dewey the Bookworm ? ) offers an easy-to-use, highly effective approach to teaching reading accuracy and fluency to students of all ages, using a unique pyramid format.

Reading pyramids begins with one word, and slowly build into phrases and sentences of gradually increasing complexity. As the student moves from the pinnacle to the base of each pyramid, the phrase or sentence becomes a more interesting and expansive, and the student's confidence grows with each line completed. Progressively building up the amount of text per line increases eye span, strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading fluency. The book also features more challenging multi-syllable word pyramid exercises and games to further develop fluency and vocabulary. Learning to read long words by syllables removes the fear and mystique of multi-syllable words and helps students build the strong vocabulary so critical for success in reading and writing.

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About the Author

THE AUTHOR Dolores G. Hiskes has authored a wide variety of nationally acclaimed teaching materials, including her best-selling book Phonics Pathways. She has tutored reading for over thirty years and trained teachers from all over the world. Well-established in professional journals and a winner of numerous honors, Hiskes publishes Phonics Talk, a free online newsletter about teaching reading, which can be found at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780787992897
ISBN-10: 0787992895
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: January 1st, 2007
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Jossey-Bass Teacher