THORLEIF G. HEGGE, PH. D.
SAMUEL A. KIRK, PH. D
WINIFRED D. KIRK, M. A.
Wayne County Training School, Northville Michigan
With Directions by
SAMUEL A. KIRK, PH. D.
Previously Published by
George Wahr Publishing Co.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Internet Edition for Free Distribution by Donald L. Potter
Previous Copyright Information:
Copyright 1940, George Wahr.
Reprinted: 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1955, and 1963
There is a 2007 highly revised 2 vol. edition currently available:
Phonics Reading Lessons: Skills and Practice
Author: Samuel Kirk, Winifred Kirk, Esther Minskoff, PhD /
Nancy Mather, PhD / Rhia Roberts www.academictherapy.com Historical Note: There was a 1985 revision with Esther Minskoff, PhD listed as one of the authors. The 1985 editon says that the work was first published in 1936.
This is also the date given in the bibliography of S. Kirk’s Teaching the SlowLearning Child to Read (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1940).
The Remedial Reading Drills are designed primarily to aid children who have become retarded in reading. In applying these exercises the remedial teacher should first determine the status of the child and whether these exercises are applicable to his difficulties. In general, the exercises are most effective with children having the following characteristics: (1) the reading status of the child is below the fourth grade; (2) the child has a severe special reading disability; (3) the child is educable in sound blending; (4) any extreme visual or auditory defects have been corrected;
(5) the child is motivated and cooperative. In many cases cooperation may be difficult until some degree of success has been attained.
HOW TO INTRODUCE THE METHOD TO THE CHILD
Before introducing the Remedial Reading Drills the teacher should spend the first few days in securing the child 's cooperation, in showing him success, and in introducing the phonic method represented by the Drills to him. The
References: to Remedial Reading Drills found in Reading Instruction Literature Remedial Reading Drills (Hegge, Kirk, & Kirk, 1955) which is considered to be a complete From Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs by Patricia Gillespie-Silver (Merrill, 1979), p Comments by Rudolf Flesch Concering RemedialReading Drills from Why Johnny Can’t Read and what you can do about it (1955) Note from Internet Publisher: Donald L. Potter May 15, 2005 Here is an article by Thorleif G. Hegge and Lewis B. Ward on “Remedial Reading Methods” (1936)