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From Phonics to Fluency Effective Teaching of Decoding and Reading Fluency in the Elementary School

ISBN-10: 020550308X
ISBN-13: 9780205503087
Edition: 2nd 2008
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List price: $38.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Teachers will walk away with a solid understanding and a wealth of strategies to promote fluency in their classrooms and their students will learn to read more efficiently, expressively, and meaningfully and at the same time develop a greater comprehension of all words. nbsp; Offers aspiring or veteran teachers workable approaches to authentic word study that students will find engaging and enjoyable. The approaches shared are based on solid literacy theory, current reading research, actual classroom application and incorporate the National Reading Panel Report (2000) and the requirements of No Child Left Behind. In addition, the proven and effective instructional strategies and practices from real teachers provide a window into effective teaching for developing reading fluency. nbsp; Designed for elementary school teachers.

Robin Wisniewski is an Assistant Professor of Education at Baldwin-Wallace College where she directs the Leadership in Higher Education graduate program. as a licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist, her major interests, specialties, and teaching areas are in the psychology of learning and leadership. She frequently works with teachers and school leaders, and has taught and led over 100 courses and workshops in various areas such as standardized and authentic assessment, program evaluation and research, diversity and cultural responsiveness, identity development, counseling, K-12 and college literacy, educational intervention, and curriculum development. A graduate of Kent State University, Dr. Wisniewski earned bachelor's degrees in business and psychology, graduate degrees in school psychology, a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus in literacy, and equivalency doctorate in school psychology awarded by the Ohio State Board of Psychology.Gay Fawcett has been in education for over 36 years as a teacher, principal, language arts consultant, and curriculum director. She also directed Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology. She currently teaches online and face-to-face courses for four major universities and provides curriculum consultation for schools and school districts. She has authored and/or co-authored more than 90 articles, books, and book chapters for educational publications including the Kappan, Educational Leadership, Language Arts, the Reading Teacher, and others. She served with Rasinski and Padak as an associate editor of The Reading Teacher. Dr. Fawcett earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in reading from the University of Akron. She was awarded a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in literacy from Kent State University. Her dissertation on middle school literacy received three awards, including ASCD's Outstanding Dissertation Award.Nancy Padak recently retired from Kent State University, where she was a Distinguished Professor in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services, Director of KSU's Reading and Writing Center, and teacher in the area of literacy education. She is the Principal Investigator For The Ohio Literacy Resource Center, which has provided support for adult and family literacy programs since 1993. Prior to her arrival at Kent State in 1985, she was a classroom teacher and district administrator. She is an active researcher, author, and consultant. She has also served in a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations, including the presidency of the College Reading Association and (with others) the Editor of The Reading Teacher And The Journal of Literacy Research. Dr. Padak's academic degrees were awarded by the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University.Timothy Rasinski is a professor of education in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy education. His major interests include working with children who find reading difficult, phonics and reading fluency instruction, and teacher development in literacy education. He has published over 100 articles and 10 books on various aspects of reading education. Dr. Rasinski is past editor of The Reading Teacher And The Journal of Literacy Research. He has served as president of the College Reading Association And The Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. in 2010 Tim was elected To The Reading Hall of Fame. He earned bachelor degrees in economics and education at the University of Akron And The University of Nebraska at Omaha. His master's degree in special education also comes from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Rasinski was awarded the Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.

Word Study and Fluency
Basic Concepts and Terminology
Using Authentic Texts to Learn New Words and Develop Fluency
Teaching Phonemic Awareness
Onsets, Rimes, and Basic Phonic Patterns
Teaching Advanced Word Patterns
Word Walls
Making and Writing Words
Word Banks and Word Sorts
Contextual Word Recognition
The language-Experience Approach and Word Learning
Word Games
Spelling and Word Learning
Beyond Word Study: Reading Fluency
Phonics and Fluency: Concerns, Caveats, and Critical Consumerism
Instructional Routines for Word Study and Fluency
Assessing Word Recognition and Reading Fluency
Involving Parents in Word Study and Reading Fluency Instruction
Common Rimes (Phonograms or Word Families)
Fry Instant Word List
Prefixes
Suffixes
Greek and Latin Word Patterns
Websites for Word Study

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