Helping Students with Dyslexia Read Long Words: Using Syllables and Morphemes (Devin M. Kearns and Victoria M. Whaley)
Learning to read English is more difficult than in most other alphabetic languages. It sometimes seems there are not reliable rules for linking letters with sounds. Teaching students all of the letter patterns they may find in texts is no simple task. Students struggle processing the sounds in words, so even words with simple spellings are difficult. Words with complex letter patterns place an even greater burden on their memory systems and make accurate reading even harder. As a result, students with dyslexia often read slowly and guess at difficult words.