Word Matters Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom

ISBN-10: 0325000514
ISBN-13: 9780325000510
Edition: 1998
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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

In 1996, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas presented Guided Reading, the most comprehensive guided reading resource ever published. Hailed for its practical, systematic approach, the book showed hundreds of thousands of teachers how to address the needs of the whole classroom as well as individual readers. Now, with the publication of Word Matters, Pinnell and Fountas offer K-3 teachers the same unparalleled support, this time focusing on phonics and spelling instruction. Word Matters presents essential information on designing and implementing a high-quality, systematic literacy program to help children learn about letters, sounds, and words. The central goal is to teach children to become "word solvers": readers who can take words apart while reading for meaning, and writers who can construct words while writing to communicate. Where similar books are narrow in focus, Word Matters presents the theoretical underpinnings and practical wherewithal of word study in three contexts: word study that includes systematically planned and applied experiences focusing on the elements of letters and words writing, including how children use phoneme-grapheme relationships, word patterns, and principles to develop spelling ability reading, including teaching children how to solve words with the use of phonics and visual-analysis skills as they read for meaning. Each topic is supported with a variety of practical tools: reproducible sheets for a word study system and for writing workshop; lists of spelling minilessons; and extensive word lists, including frequently used words, antonyms, synonyms, and more. Armed with these toolsand the tried-and-true wisdom of Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountasteachers can help students develop not just the "essential skills," but also a joyful appreciation of their own literacy.

Gay Su Pinnell is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and in developing comprehensive approaches to literacy education. She has received the International Reading Association's Albert J. Harris Award for research and the Charles A. Dana Foundation Award for her contributions to the field of education. She is also a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Together with Irene Fountas she has authored numerous books, videos, and websites with Heinemann that are considered standards in the field of literacy instruction and staff development. Their latest innovations are The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention and The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, a comprehensive assessment system for grades K-8. Fountas and Pinnell have influenced the classroom practices of teachers nationwide through bestselling titles such as: The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1 (2008) When Readers Struggle (2008) The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Book List, K-8+ (2009-2011 Edition, Print Version) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-8 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-2 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8 (2007) Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Reading, K-8 (2006) www.FountasandPinnellLeveledBooks.com Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching (2005) Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children (1996) Guiding Readers and Writers: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy (2001) Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2 (2000) The Primary Literacy Video Collection Series of DVDs: Guided Reading; Classroom Management; and Word Study (2006) Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (1998) The Reader's Notebook Help America Read and Coordinator's Guide (1997) In addition, through Heinemann's firsthand line of classroom materials, Fountas and Pinnell have authored Phonics Lessons (Grades K, 1, and 2), Word Study Lessons (Grade 3), Sing a Song of Poetry, and their corresponding word and picture cards. These materials are used in thousands of classrooms throughout the country. Fountas and Pinnell together present workshops nationwide on a variety of literacy-instruction topics through Heinemann Professional Development.

Irene C. Fountas, a professor in the School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been a classroom teacher, language arts specialist, and consultant in school districts across the nation and abroad. She works extensively in the literacy education field and directs the Literacy Collaborative in the School of Education at Lesley University. Together with Gay Su Pinnell she has authored numerous books, videos, and websites with Heinemann that are now considered standards in the field of literacy instruction and staff development. Their latest innovations are The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention and The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, a comprehensive assessment system for grades K-8. Fountas and Pinnell have influenced the classroom practices of teachers nationwide through bestselling books such as: The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1 (2008) When Readers Struggle (2008) The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Book List, K-8+ (2009-2011 Edition, Print Version) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-8 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-2 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8 (2007) Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Reading, K-8 (2006) www.FountasandPinnellLeveledBooks.com Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching (2005) Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children (1996) Guiding Readers and Writers: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy (2001) Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2 (2000) The Primary Literacy Video Collection Series of DVDs: Guided Reading; Classroom Management; and Word Study (2006) Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (1998) The Reader's Notebook Help America Read and Coordinator's Guide (1997) In addition, through Heinemann's firsthand line of classroom materials, Fountas and Pinnell have authored Phonics Lessons (Grades K, 1, and 2), Word Study Lessons (Grade 3), Sing a Song of Poetry, and their corresponding word and picture cards. These materials are used in thousands of classrooms throughout the country. Fountas and Pinnell together present workshops nationwide on a variety of literacy-instruction topics through Heinemann Professional Development.

A Quality Literacy Program: Supporting Young Word
Solvers Eight Principles of Literacy
Learning Designing a Quality
Literacy Program Becoming a Word Solver
A Dynamic Classroom Environment for Word Solving
Interactive Word Walls and Charts
Understanding Language and Words
What Teachers Need to Know About Language
Building on Early Learning
What's in a Word?
Phonological and Orthographic
Awareness Word Study: Investigating Letters and Words
What Children Need to Know About Letters and Words Assessing
What Children Know Word-Solving Strategies: Organize to Teach
Teaching for Print and Sound Knowledge
Word Explorers: Teaching for Strategies
That Promote Active Inquiry A Comprehensive
Word Study System
Inside Reading and Writing: Learning
About Letters and Words
Interactive Writing: Developing
Word-Solving Strategies
The Writing Workshop: Support for Word Learning, Mary Ellen
Giacobbe Reading Instruction: Systematic
Observation and Teaching for Word Solving
Guided Reading: Powerful Teaching for Word Solving
Thinking Comprehensively
About Word Matters Establishing Benchmarks for Progress
Thinking Comprehensively About Word Solving
Appendixes :Alphabet Books
Books for Word Play
Alphabet Linking Chart
100 High-Frequency Words
500 High-Frequency Words
Words with Consonants (initial and final)
Words with Consonant Clusters (initial)
Words with Consonant Clusters (final)
Words with Consonant Digraphs (initial)
Words with Consonant Digraphs (final)
Words with Double Consonants
Words with Short Vowel Sounds
Words with Vowels and "r"
Words with Silent "e" Phonograms
Multisyllable Words
Words with Silent Letters
Contractions Compound Words
Affixes
Prefixes
Adding Endings
Synonyms
Antonyms
Homographs
Homophones
Plurals
Spelling
Demons
Shortened Words (Clipped Words)
Onomatopoeic Words
Greek Roots
Latin Roots
Portmanteau Words
Possible Minilessons
Process Interview: Reading
Process Interview: Writing
Have a Try Word Strips for Spelling Dictionary
Word Search Crossword Puzzle
Words to Learn (3 samples)
Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Study Sheet (2 samples)
Buddy Check Sheets (3 samples)
Making Connections (2 samples)
My Finished Writing Topics I Can Write
About My Proofreading
List Frequently Used Words
What I Know About Writing Words
Words I'm Learning How to Write (A Personal Word Wall)
Writers' Workshop
Guidelines Word Study
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