Word method

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1.(Education) A method of teaching reading in which words are first taken as single ideograms and later analyzed into their phonetic and alphabetic elements; - contrasted with alphabet method and sentence method.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And so, the so-called whole word method of teaching reading was introduced in the public schools of Boston.
He receives a telegram [today an instant message, if not a tweet] from the president during a crisis ordering him to "reject nuclear option," proceeds to make a good guess, and reads it as "release nuclear option." Linguistically, the two are as close as "carrots" and "cake." (76) Advocates of the whole word method hold that phonics overloads a child's mind with too many letters and sounds that must be memorized.
In order to avoid any confusion whether the study is on patients, healthy subjects or materials, always use the word Method in structured abstract and in the text.
There are two other methods of using the whole word method in reading instruction: sustained silent reading, and taking home books from the library to read.
Previous investigations have yielded conflicting results regarding the extent to which word method directed-forgetting influences explicit and implicit memory tests.
Using the key word method to help young readers learn content material.
The report stated that the whole- word method had caused reading retardation in 35% of American youths.
Every grade-school teacher in the country has to go to a teachers' college or school of education; every teachers' college gives at least one course on how to teach reading; every course on how to teach reading is based on a textbook; every one of those textbooks is written by one of the high priests of the word method. In the old days it was impossible to keep a good teacher from following her own common sense and practical knowledge; today the phonetic system of teaching reading is kept out of our schools as effectively as if we had a dictatorship with an all-powerful Ministry of Education.
In general, they did not seem to differentiate between searching by topic method or by key word method, unlike the older students who often stated that one must choose between these two options.
"Dyslexic children just do not learn to read and spell as easily as other children, especially when taught by whole word methods, or if they are expected to work and learn as fast as children without dyslexia.
it can be used along with whole word methods in reading instruction.