Reading Lessons

Matthew Glavach

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February: Reading Lab

By Matthew Glavach



The lesson for February is PREFIXES.  Lesson material is a text with seven lessons on Prefixes.

Successful middle school and high school students read fluently and construct meaning from content-area texts such as science, history, and literature. Strong content-area vocabularies are essential for successful students.

Prefixes is a vocabulary program that uses prefixes to teach content-area vocabularies to middle school and high school students. A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a word, a word part that changes the word’s meaning. In addition to developing vocabularies, knowing prefixes helps students with spelling and pronunciation. By analyzing prefixed words, students learn clusters of words that share common elements.


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CONTACT ME I would enjoy hearing how the programs are working for you or if you have questions about how to use a program. You can email me at or through my website at I have several reading programs that you can download free at my website.

“Listening to an expressive, meaning-filled voice can draw students into the magic of reading.”

Happy Reading! Matt Glavach

Matthew Glavach, Ph.D., teacher, researcher, and writer, has authored and coauthored over 40 educational programs, including Reading with Donny and Marie Osmond, an original music-based reading program for younger readers, and research articles, including “Breaking the Failure Pattern” in the Journal of Learning Disabilities. More recent research articles include “The Brain, Prosody, and Reading Fluency” and “A Reading Strategy for Content Area Teachers, Parallel Reading Intervention” published with the National Association of Special Education Teachers. In 2005, his reading program Core Reading was among programs chosen by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD, for a possible visit by First Lady Laura Bush. He is currently on the editorial board of The Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP) an online peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing the professional development of special education professionals. With his Northern California company Glavach and Associates, (, Dr. Glavach is committed to improving student literacy.