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  READing-now.com :: Reading Skill Books : Phonics, Dolch Sight Words, Syllables, and Vowels
Reading skill book for learning to decode words using short vowels, long vowels, r-controlled vowels, vowel digraphs and vowel diphthongs.
No Glamour Reading: Sight Words is a lifesaver for teachers, parents, and students.
No Glamour Reading: Vowels eases beginning reading skills with a sequential progression of lessons for students to master this phonetic element of decoding.
www.reading-now.com   (357 words)

  Sight reading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sight reading is the reading and performing of a work—typically, a piece of music, but sometimes also linguistic texts like drama—without having seen it before.
An experiment on sight reading using an eye tracker indicates that highly skilled musicians tend to look ahead further in the music, storing and processing the notes until they are played; this is referred to as the eye–hand span.
Sight reading also depends on familiarity with the musical idiom being performed; this permits the reader to recognize and process frequently occurring patterns of notes as a single unit, rather than individual notes, thus achieving greater efficiency.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sight_reading   (596 words)

 Sight reading
Sight reading is considered a useful and important skill for musicians.
In some circumstances, such as examinations, the ability of a student to sight read is assessed by presenting the student with a short piece of music, giving the student an allotted time to examine the music and prepare to play the music, then testing the student on the proficiency of how the student plays.
Errors in sight reading tend to occur in places where the music contains unexpected or unusual sequences; these defeat the strategy of "reading by expectation" that sight readers usually employ.
www.mp3.fm /Sight_reading.htm   (373 words)

 Sight Vocabulary Words Recognized Immediately In Reading
The Reading Success Lab approach to intervention with problem readers is to directly teach rapid word identification WITHOUT using a phonics based reading intervention strategy.
Sight vocabulary is typically 100 words by the end of 1st grade, 300 words by the end of 2nd grade, and it explodes after that.
Children with a reading disability are often able to get through grade 5 or so without too much difficulty in academic areas that require reading.
www.readingsuccesslab.com /FAQ/ReadingIntervention/SightVocabulary.html   (874 words)

 Reading with TLC
Phonetic decoding (reading non-words) was the second area examined, and among 73 students tested by the “Word Attack” subtest of the Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, there was a mean increase of 2.0 grade levels.
A whole language basal reading approach was generally utilized in the classrooms, and students generally did not receive structured, explicit phonics instruction in their regular education classrooms.
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests-R revealed an average increase of 3.5 grade levels on the “Word Attack” subtest, with an average gain of 38.5 in percentile score, and an average gain in standard score of 16.7 points.
www.readingwithtlc.com /Pages/Research/tlcclinical.htm   (1833 words)

 Sight Reading!
Then for advanced sight reading even in 1st position being in an orchestra is good practice because you always have some new challenge to sight read.
Its much the same with sight reading, and while practice does help, especially learning odd patterns (dont opus 35 is good for this), i think it really just comes with time and lots of playing experience.
So, in two weeks maximum you sight read in 3rd position without any problem ('maximum' is because while you will think about this one note to hit it ontime with right finger, you will play another notes, even making mistakes, your fingers will soon remember their place).
www.violinist.com /discussion/response.cfm?ID=6528   (3152 words)

 Ch. One, III.11 Sight Reading, III.12 Relative/Perfect Pitch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
At the novice sight reading level, we are talking about playing compositions that we have not memorized, and which we play by looking at the score.
This level is what is generally considered to be sight reading, and this type of sight reading is the topic of this section.
Because sight reading depends so heavily on recognition of structures, it is closely related to memory.
members.aol.com /chang8825/sreading.htm   (5718 words)

 Phonics or Sight Words? - Reading
Reading sight words involves teaching the automatic recognition of words without the need to analyze the letters or sounds of a word.
Sight reading often employs using words a reader already knows to help them 'guess' at words they don't recognize.
Regardless of the primary reading system available to your child, if your beginning reader is struggling to catch on, speak to their teacher, the school or public librarian, or a professional tutoring center to learn how to best supplement their language curriculum.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art11133.asp   (403 words)

 Reading by Sight - SEDL Reading Resources
One important goal then in teaching children to read is to encourage them to abandon their natural tendency to memorize words as wholes, or to memorize salient features of words, and instead to learn to break words apart, examine the letters and chunks within the words, and decode them.
Children were able to read those texts, but usually had difficulty reading more authentic text which was not primarily composed of sight words.
Whereas a sight word once universally referred to a word which the child had memorized as a whole (without learning to decode it), now some have redefined the term to mean something different.
www.sedl.org /reading/topics/sight.html   (1052 words)

 Sight Reading
If a string player waits to learn to sight read until he or she is preparing to audition for an orchestral position, the process is going to be more stressful and less successful.
Since many of them play chamber music for pleasure, and ‘reading quartets’ is a favorite pastime, the ability to keep one’s place in sight reading is a valuable skill.
If you are in a social setting (say, for example, sight reading string quartets), prepare your page turns, and if you are going to have a problem with them in the course of the reading, speak up.
www.zvonar.com /PamelaGoldsmith/articles/Sight_Reading.html   (1548 words)

 iBreatheMusic Forums - Sight Reading
But seriously sight reading is for me really hard and I'd like to know what do you people think about.
Reading backwards the music, one measure ahead (for eg first measure 1 then jump to measure 3 then back to measure 2, then measure 4, 3...) and that kind of exercises.
It teaches you how to read without watching the guitar and it trains also your ear, because the only way to know if you're doing all right is by ear.
www.ibreathemusic.com /forums/showthread.php?t=191   (1347 words)

 Sight-Reading Techniques
Sight reading procedes by constantly looking ahead of what is being played.
Sight reading is best done with other players in an ensemble or as an accompanist.
When sight reading it is best to keep going on to new, unfamiliar material, rather than replaying a score to perfect it.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Marble/9607/sight.htm   (1534 words)

 National Institute for Literacy - Assessment Strategies & Reading Profiles - Sight Words
Sight words are words that are known so well that they can be read instantaneously.
Words that should be recognized "on sight" are those that are most useful whether they are regular (those that can be sounded out) or irregular (those that do not follow word analysis rules).
Sight words are memorized as whole words even if they can be sounded out.
www.nifl.gov /readingprofiles/MC_Sight_Words.htm   (357 words)

 Sight Sayers Reading aides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Being able to actually hear himself reading orally will help a child correct his own errors in the pronunciation of words.
Using Sight Sayers™ will keep the oral reading sound level "quiet" to allow all readers to read orally.
Sight Sayers™ make reading fun which promotes a love for reading throughout the classroom.
www.mysightwordbox.com /pages/sayer.htm   (129 words)

 Sightreading-Connie's Violin Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
To facilitate accurate sight reading skills through the use of learned procedures which are to become habits of mind.
It is considered that sight reading skills may be developed by mastering eight content areas and using one specific physical skill.
When confronted with a new piece prior to a sight reading effort, either during a rehearsal or an audition, the scanning, or "eyes ahead" technique is necessary after an initial brief analysis period when key, tempo, and other primary foci are considered.
www.geocities.com /conniesunday/sightreading.html   (1145 words)

 Reading with TLC
Unfortunately, many of the sight words in our language happen to be phonetically irregular (they do not follow the rules of phonics).
Research has shown that students are better able to build orthographic images of printed sight words for later recall during reading and spelling if they have an understanding of the phonetic base of the words.
If one read the word phonetically, it would sound like the word ”comb.” On the flash card for this word is a picture of someone beckoning, “Come I want to comb your hair.” By initially reading “comb,” the student’s memory is jogged, and the word “come” is quickly elicited.
www.readingwithtlc.com /Pages/About/sightwords.htm   (597 words)

 Sight-reading Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
If you use a book of chorales, reading those is a great way to teach the band to play in a phrasal fashion, and to follow the conductor, in case you have ritardando or accelerando in your music.
Be sure to read pieces that change key and meter, and pieces that have at least one fermata (other than on the last note).
In the month that preceded U.I.L., read one or two pieces where the game was “no explanation at all!” Simply begin, and see how much they get right on their own, and how well they follow any changes in time, meter, style, and dynamic level.
www.tsmp.org /band/allen/sight-reading_contest.html   (1409 words)

 Guitar/Sight Reading - Jazz Bulletin Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It is sight reading specifically for guitarists, well thought out and put together and if there is anyone who knows, really knows how to sight read Jazz on guitar, it's Fred Hamilton.
In the end, the ONLY way to get better at sight reading is to just devote time to it.
I know when I started to practice my sight reading there is a huge difference and I still easily could devote much more time to it.
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=8057   (2213 words)

 Sight Reading
Of course it is desirable to sight read well because the ability to read and understand written notation nearly instantly is correlated strongly with the musical insight necessary to perform the music well.
As one who has fought hard to improve her (fairly poor) sight reading skills for 25 years, I think there are some very important things to be learned from those of us who *don't* do it well.
The sight reading practice offered by participation in that group was negligible, and for years, I thought that was the reason I was so far behind my fellow college musicians when it came to my sight reading abilities.
www.hornplayer.net /archive/a269.html   (4177 words)

 Reading education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The classic implementation of this approach was the McGill reading curriculum used to teach most baby boomers to read in the U.S. The method was invented by Rev. Thomas H. Gallaudet, the director of the American Asylum at Hartford in the 1830's.
Again Dr. Samuel T. Orton, a neuropathologist in Iowa in 1929 sought the cause of children's reading problems and concluded that their problems were being caused by the new sight method of teaching reading.
A study of out-of-school reading of fifth graders, found that a student in the 50th percentile read books about 5 minutes a day, while a student in the 20th percentile read books for less than a minute a day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reading_education   (1574 words)

 Sight Reading Tips
Sight reading was very mysterious to me - a magical thing.
Sight reading is very similar to casually reading a book or newspaper you've never seen before.
When you sight read, you should try not to miss cadences, key changes, mood changes, etc., so that your audience can understand the music.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/piano/45697   (408 words)

 Reading Lesson, Phonogram Method
Sight words are very important in building the confidence of beginning readers.
By giving students repeated exposure to individual sight words, it will be easier for them to pick the words out and read them in context.
Even after learning the sight words in the game, they both had a lot of trouble reading even the easiest of words, such as 'it'.
www.lessonplanspage.com /ReadingSightWords.htm   (692 words)

 Vocalist.org.uk - Sight Reading and Singing
Sight Reading and Singing are the terms used for the ability to read and sing a piece of music previously unseen and unrehearsed.
A competent sight reader can use their skills to learn songs faster, deputise with any band and gain session work with producers and studios so it's definately worth learning and regardless of the form of singing you choose, learning to read and sing music can be fun as well as useful!
Although fluency in note-reading is only one aspect of learning to read music, it is the most tedious to master; yet it is a vital skill that is as important to reading music as facility with the times tables is to arithmetic.
www.vocalist.org.uk /sight_reading.html   (2970 words)

 Improve sight reading music with 14 Weeks to a Better Band
In order for students to become better in sight reading music, we teachers must use material which develops sight reading skills.
Allowing students to concentrate their learning on one rhythmic figure at a time will in turn lead to better bands in sight reading.
We have used this format in writing "Sing a New Song - A Comprehensive Warm-Up Book Designed to Improve Sight Reading." This book was written with high schools, colleges/universities and churches of all denominations in mind.
www.14weekstoabetterband.com   (215 words)

 Sight Reading Funk Rhythms
Sight Reading Funk Rhythms For Electric Bass was written in 1994.
Keep in mind that you are only truly sight reading the first time you see something, after that your practicing it.
This is the most difficult sight reading book available for electric bass.
www.anthonyvitti.com /sightreadingfunk.html   (627 words)

 Phonics vs Sight Reading
The controversy between phonics and sight reading has been a long standing argument, with phonics usually winning out in homeschool circles.
So, if a family is convicted that a child must learn reading by phonic, then they also must provide the opportunity for the child to develop a well functioning auditory short-term memory so that it can be utilized.
This enables the child to view reading as pleasurable, and then later adding the phonics to build the reading skill.
www.ican-do.net /phonics_vs_sight_reading1.htm   (783 words)

 Sight Reading
Depending upon the game, some combination of analytical ability, deductive reasoning, memory, ability to read your fellow players, visual acuity, spatial reasoning, negotiation talent, and other skills may be tested.
On the initial play, the good sight-reader is likely to excel at the game, as she will be very quick to understand the production cycle, the financial aspects, and the costs and advantages of buildings, and will develop a competent strategy.
However, if she isn't as strong at analysis and reading other players as her fellow players, they are likely to surpass her performance on subsequent plays.
www.thegamesjournal.com /articles/SightReading.shtml   (730 words)

 Reading Advantage · Sight Word Advantage +
To assist early readers to instantly recognize common high frequency words (sight words) to assist in their reading speed, comprehension and fluency.
Reading of each word is required, but matching is done by matching other concepts and/or objects, not the same word.
Correct reading of the word must be done before the card is turned over.
www.reading-advantage.com /advantage.html   (522 words)

 Sight Reading/Sightreading Music Software Review - improve your skills for exam success and enjoyment
However sight reading can be notoriously difficult - in many cases players may even think their difficulty with sight reading means they can't really read music, even though they have a grasp of standard music notation.
Just as every child learns to read differently, and requires a range of sources to help, the same is true of sight reading.
The added bonus is that as well as improving sight reading there are a range of other features, such as the theory thinker, the composers corner, the history happens section and all the games which really makes this an exciting piece of software to supplement piano lessons, as well as an invaluable sight reading tool.
www.musiconmypc.co.uk /art_sight_reading.php   (1417 words)

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