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A PUBLICATION OF THE FLORIDA READING ASSOCIATION

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Volume 42, No. 2, Winter 2005-2006

Table of Contents

 Articles

Visual Tracking: One Tool for Identifying and helping Children at Risk of Early
Reading Failure
............................................................................................................. 6

     Richard Janiak
This study reports an investigation of the role of visual tracking in reading. Findings support the use of the Vision Rich Eye Movement Screening (VR-EMS).

 ESOL Educational Partnership Programs........................................................................... 12

     Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant and Jessica Boylan
     Various ESOL Educational Partnership Programs have been designed to meet the educational and linguistic needs of students. An action research project on one program investigates the effectiveness of on-site teach methods courses.

The Lunch Bunch: Building Literacy in a Natural Way......................................................... 16

     Kathy Piechura-Coutrue, Deborah Roberts, Douglas MacIsaac, Elizabeth Heins, and James Roberts
     A lunch time literature circle can make reluctant readers hungry for books and develop an appetite for literary discussion.

 Vocabulary Instruction: It's Greek (and Latin) To Me........................................................... 30

     Rick DuVall
Most Learners enjoy learning about word origins and derivations when they aren't asked to simply memorize word lists; instead, they are asked to become word detectives.

Determining Importance: Using Information Texts to Teach Comprehension
in the Primary Grades....................................................
........................................................... 35

     Nicole S. Fenty and Meridith T. Strout
Teach children early the strategies for comprehending informational text and they will gain the confidence required to become competent readers of informational text in the later grades.

 Features and Information

 Editor's Message......................................................................................................... 4

Presidentís Message..................................................................................................... 5

FRA Candidates for Vice President ...............................................................................21

Feature:

........... Book Talk Tech (links from the article)
Terence W. Cavanaugh .................................................................................... 22

Feature:

........... Poetry Break!
Steffanie H. Gilligan........................................................................................ 28

FRA Conference Program Proposal ............................................................................39

IRA Application Form...................................................................................................43

Directory of Publishers............................................................................................... 45

FRA Board of Directors, Staff, and Local Council Presidents................................... 47

List of Honor Councils................................................................................................ 49

FRA Application Form................................................................................................ 52