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Dewsbury, Alison, Jennings, J. & Boyle, D. Bridge Reading Handbook. Toronto: OISE Publishing, 1983.
The Bridge Reading Program, a developmentally based teaching method that uses logographs, the pairing of words with pictures, for teaching prereading skills as well as the basic concepts of reading in the context of reading itself, is described in this handbook. The first two chapters contain background information, a rationale for the program, and an overview of it. Chapter three covers teaching Bridge reading, including organization of materials, classroom organization, teaching strategies, and the teaching structure of the program. Chapters four and five contain sample lessons covering the 10 levels of the program.. Chapter six presents the activities and games used in the program under the headings of language experience activities, comprehension activities, match-to-sample games, and language extension activities. Chapter seven covers the use of the program with the older nonreader, while the final chapter describes how the program can be used for the nonverbal or the severely intellectually handicapped person.