Phonics They Use Words for Reading and Writing

ISBN-10: 013294409X
ISBN-13: 9780132944090
Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $31.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

This long-standing bestseller is a classic in the field used by both pre-service and practicing teachers because it offers a collection of strategies and hands-on activities that provide a framework for teaching phonics.Written by an outstanding scholar, Phonics They Use seamlessly weaves together the complex and varied strategic approaches needed to help students develop reading and writing skills. Building on previous editions, it focuses on how students use phonics to read and write, not just how much phonics a student knows. Each chapter is filled with developmentally appropriate activities that help students with fluency, rhyme-based decoding, spelling, and more. This edition includes three chapters on assessment, more suggestions for adapting activities for English language learners, and new phonics interventions for older struggling readers.New to the Sixth Edition:A new chapters on Assessment and Differentiation of Early Reading Concepts (Chapter 5), Fluency Assessment and Interventions (Chapter 8), and Phonics Assessment, Coaching and Interventions (Chapter 13)More suggestions For English Language Learners show how teachers have adapted the Phonics They Use activities to meet the needs of their students who are learning English.Phonics interventions for older struggling readers focus on activities such as "Brand Name Phonics," "The Wheel," and "Mystery Word Match" to help older students learn basic phonics skills.Updated research, materials, and technology (Chapter 14) provides the latest findings on phonics and its impact on reading and writing.

Patricia M. Cunningham The day I entered first grade, I decided I wanted to teach first grade. In 1965, I graduated from the University of Rhode Island and began my teaching career teaching first grade in Key West, Florida. For the next several years, I taught a variety of grades and worked as a curriculum coordinator and special reading teacher in Florida and Indiana. nbsp; From the very beginning, I worried about children who struggled learning to read and devised a variety of alternative strategies to teach them to read. In 1974, I received my Ph. D. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia. I developed the Making Words activity while working with Title One teachers in North Carolina where I was the Director of Reading for Alamance County Schools. I have been the Director of Elementary Education at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina since 1980 and have worked with numerous teachers to develop hands-on engaging ways to teach phonics and spelling. In 1991, I publishedPhonics they Use: Words for Reading and Writing, which is currently available in its fourth edition. Along with Richard Allington, I publishedClassrooms that WorkandSchools that Work. nbsp; Dottie Hall and I have worked together on many projects. In 1989, we began developing the Four Blocks Framework, a comprehensive approach to literacy which is used in many schools in the United States and Canada. Dottie Hall and I havenbsp; worked together to produce many books, including the first Making Words books and the Month by Month Phonics Books. These Making Words by Grade Level books are in response to requests by teachers across the years to have making words lessons with a scope and sequence tailored to their grade level. We hope you and your students will enjoy these making words lessons and we would love to hear your comments and suggestions. nbsp; Dorothy P. Hall I always wanted to teach young children too! After graduating from Worcester State College in Massachusetts I taught first and second grade. After two years, I moved to North Carolina where I continued teaching in the primary grades. Many children I worked with struggled to learn to read in the newly integrated schools. I wanted to learn more and received my M ED and Ed D in Reading from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. nbsp; I also worked at Wake Forest University where I met and began to work with Pat Cunningham. After three years teaching at the college level I returned to the public schools and taught third and fourth grade as well being a reading and curriculumnbsp; coordinator for my school district. At this time Pat Cunningham and I began to collaborate on a number of projects. In 1989, we developed the Four Blocks Framework, a comprehensive approach to literacy in grades one, two, and three which we later expanded to kindergarten, calling it Building Blocks, and the upper grades, calling it Big Blocks. By 1999 Pat and I had written four Making Words books, a series of Month by Month Phonics Books, and The Teacherrsquo;s Guided to Four Blocks and I retired from the school system to devote more time to consulting and writing. I also went back to work at Wake Forest University where I taught courses in Reading, Childrenrsquo;s Literature, and Language Arts Instruction for elementary education students. I am now Director of the Four Blocks Center at Wake Forest University and enjoy working with teachers and administrators around the country presenting workshops on Four Blocks, Building Blocks, Guided Reading Strategies, and Phonics Instruction. I have also written several books with teachers. One request Pat and I have had for a number of years is to revise the Making Words by grade level and include a scope and sequence for the phonics instructionnbsp;taught. Here it isndash;Enjoy!

Building The Foundation For Phonics They Can Use
Early Reading and Writing Activities
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Concrete Words, Letter Names, and Sounds
Making Words in Kindergarten
Early Reading Strategies: Assessment and Differentiation
Fluency
Fluency Activities
High-Frequency Words
Fluency: Assessment and Interventions
Using Phonics And Spelling Patterns
Making Words
Rhyme-Based Decoding and Spelling Activities
Decoding and Spelling Big Words
Making Words in Upper Grades
Phonics Assessment, Coaching and Interventions
Research And Terminology
The Theory and the Research-The Why Underlying the How
Phonics Terminology for Teachers

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