Phonics in Proper Perspective

ISBN-10: 0131177982

ISBN-13: 9780131177987

Edition: 10th 2006 (Revised)

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Description: The tenth edition of "Phonics in Proper Perspective "provides succinct and clear descriptions of how to engage emergent readers in phonics and on to becoming independent readers. Making the distinction between phonics and the more precise science of phonetics, this book identifies the most simple and effective ways to teach phonics and explains where phonics fits best in the learning to read process. The book also highlights * The theme of teacher responsibility and accountability in students' learning is the strength of the project. * Struggling Readers features and activities linked to NCLB topics are pedagogical highlights. * An emphasis on direct instruction. Inservice teachers and Reading/Literacy Specialists.

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List price: $41.40
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.10" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Phonics: Purpose and Limitations
The Study of Phonics
Limitations of Phonics
Variability of Letter-Sounds in English
Phonics: History and Controversy
Early Trends
Reality Check: Basal Programs
Sight-word Method versus Phonetic Method
Criticism Leads to New Phonics Materials
The Initial Teaching Alphabet (ITA)
The ITA Instructional Program
ITA: Postponing the Difficult
Transfer from the ITA to Traditional Orthography
The Linguistic (Regular Spelling) Approach
The Regular Spelling Instructional Program
The Individualized Reading and Language Experience Approaches
Whole Language
Prerequisites for Phonics Instruction
Phonological Awareness: The First Prerequisite for Phonics Instruction
Phonemic Awareness: The Second Prerequisite for Phonics Instruction
Developing Phonemic Awareness
Visual Discrimination: The Third Prerequisite for Phonics Instruction
Moving Into Reading
Contrasting Learning to Speak and Learning to Read
Context Clues
How Children Learn to Read
Introducing Phonics Instruction
Consonant Consistency
Becoming Independent Readers
Structural Clues
The Blue-Collar Working Words
Consonant Letter-Sound Relationships
A Word About Sequence
Rationale for Teaching Consonant Sounds First
Initial Consonant Letter-Sounds
Mental Substitution
Context Plus Minimal Phonic Cue
Context Clues and Phonic Skills: Working Together
Initial Consonant Blends
Initial Consonant Digraphs (sh, wh, th, and ch)
Steps in Brief
Blends in Sentence Context
Final Consonants, Blends, and Digraphs
Consonant Digraphs ch, sh, and th at the End of Words
Consonant Digraphs nk, ng, and ck at the End of Words
Final Consonant Blends (st, sk, ld, mp, and nd)
Consonant Irregularities
The Two Sounds of c (/k/ and /s/)
The Two Sounds of g (/g/ and /j/)
Sounds Represented by the Letters
Consonants Not Sounded
Qu and Que Combinations (/kw/ and /k/)
Vowel Letter-Sound Relationships
Phonics Instruction as Overkill
Sequence in Teaching Vowel Letter-Sounds
Short Vowel Sounds
Using Word Families
Minimal Contrast Vowels
Combining Teaching of Initial and Medial Vowel Sounds
Long Vowel (Glided) Letter-Sounds
Using Visual Patterns as Cues to Sounding
Teaching Short and Long Sounds Together
Two Vowels, One of Which Is Final e
Single Final Vowels
Exceptions to Vowel Rules Previously Taught
Two Adjacent Vowels
Medial Vowel Plus Final e
Vowel Sounds Affected by r
a followed by I, II, w, and u
The oo Sounds
Diphthong Sounds
Ow as the Long Sound of o
The Schwa Sound
Sight-word List
Structural Analysis Skills
Inflectional Endings
Adding -s, -ed, and -ing to Words
Adding -er, -est, and -ly to Words
Adding Suffixes Following y
Doubling Final Consonants
Compound Words
Working with Plurals
Adding -s to Form Plurals
Plurals Formed by Adding -es
Plurals of Words Ending with y
Other Plural Forms
Prefixes and Suffixes
Generalizations Relating to Syllabication
Affixes as Syllables
Recognizing Contractions
Finding Little Words in Big Words
Shift in Accent
Stress on Words Within Sentences
Use of the Dictionary as a Word Attack Skill
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