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Phonics From A - Z: A Practical Guide

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9780439845113

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0439845114
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Pub. Date:
4/1/2006
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Teaching Resources
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Summary

This revised and updated edition summarizes the current research on phonics and offers more than 50 pages of practical suggestions for making phonics instruction come alive in the primary classroom. Includes special sections on meeting the needs of struggling readers and English language learners, speed drill forms and fluency routines, ready-to-use lessons, word lists, games, learning center ideas, and a comprehensive index. For use with Grades K-3.

Author Biography

Wiley Blevins is an early reading specialist who holds a M. Ed. from Harvard. A former elementary school teacher, Wiley has written and edited many phonics and reading materials. He is the author of the best-selling Phonics from A-Z and Teaching Phonics and Word Study in the Intermediate Grades, Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success, and Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 What Is Phonics?
7(13)
Phonics: What and Why
7(3)
Ten Important Research Findings About Phonics
10(6)
History of Phonics Instruction in the U.S.
16(2)
Stages of Reading Development: Where Phonics Fits In
18(2)
SECTION 2 Opening the Gate for Reading Instruction: Alphabet Recognition and Phonemic Awareness
20(40)
Powerful Predictors of Success
20(1)
Alphabet Recognition: What It Is and Why It's Essential
21(2)
Teaching Alphabet Recognition
23(1)
Alphabet Recognition Assessment
24(6)
35 Quick-and-Easy Activities for Developing Alphabet Recognition
30(5)
Phonemic Awareness: Playing With Sounds
35(3)
Articulation
38(4)
Why Phonemic Awareness Is Important
42(1)
Phonemic Awareness Assessment
43(1)
How to Assess Phonemic Awareness
44(1)
Phonemic Awareness and Writing
44(3)
Teaching Phonemic Awareness
47(2)
Using Literature to Develop Phonemic Awareness
49(2)
35 Quick-and-Easy Activities for Developing Phonemic Awareness
51(9)
SECTION 3 Learning About Sounds and Letters
60(50)
Teachers and Linguistics
60(2)
The Sounds of English
62(1)
Consonants
63(4)
Vowels
67(3)
Word Lists for Instruction
70(40)
/b/ as in bat
70(1)
/d/ as in dog
71(1)
/f/ as in fan
72(1)
/g/ as in gate
73(1)
/h/ as in hat
74(1)
/j/ as in jump
75(1)
/k/ as in kite
76(1)
/l/ as in leaf
77(1)
/m/ as in mop
78(1)
/n/ as in nest
79(1)
/p/ as in pig
80(1)
/r/ as in rock
81(1)
/s/ as in sun
82(1)
/t/ as in top
83(1)
/v/ as in vase
84(1)
/w/ as in wagon
85(1)
/y/ as in yo-yo
86(1)
/z/ as in zebra
87(1)
/ch/ as in cheese
88(1)
/sh/ as in shark
89(1)
/zh/ as in treasure
90(1)
/th/ as in the
90(1)
/th/ as in thumb
91(1)
/hw/ as in wheel
91(1)
/ng/ as in ring
92(1)
/a/ as in cake
93(1)
/e/ as in feet
94(1)
/i/ as in bike
95(1)
/o/ as in boat
96(1)
/yoo/ as in cube
97(1)
/a/ as in cat
98(1)
/e/ as in bed
99(1)
/i/ as in fish
100(1)
/o/ as in lock
101(1)
/u/ as in duck
102(1)
/a/ as in alarm
103(1)
/a/ as in chair
103(1)
/u/ as in bird
104(1)
/a/ as in car
105(1)
/o/ as in ball
106(1)
/oi/ as in boy
107(1)
/ou/ as in house
107(1)
/oo/ as in moon
108(1)
/oo/ as in book
109(1)
SECTION 4 Creating Lessons for Success
110(90)
How Phonics Is Taught
111(2)
Characteristics of Strong Phonics Instruction
113(2)
About Scope and Sequence
115(3)
What Does a Good Phonics Lesson Look Like?
118(4)
Phonics Lesson Dos
119(1)
Phonics Lesson Don'ts
120(2)
Memory Devices: Choosing the Best
122(1)
Blending: Teaching Children How Words Work
123(1)
Controlled Text: What Is It?
124(3)
Decodable Text---Does It Really Matter?
127(3)
High-Frequency Words
130(4)
Other Popular Techniques for Developing High-Frequency and Decodable Word Knowledge
134(1)
Sample Lessons
135(23)
Consonants
135(2)
Consonant Digraphs
137(1)
Consonant Clusters
138(6)
Silent Letters
144(2)
Short Vowels
146(4)
Long Vowels
150(5)
Other Vowel Sounds
155(3)
Phonograms
158(4)
Teaching With Phonograms
159(1)
Phonogram Cautions
160(1)
How to Use Phonogram Lists
161(1)
Phonogram Word Lists
162(13)
Long-a Phonograms
162(1)
Long-e Phonograms
163(1)
Long-i Phonograms
164(1)
Long-o Phonograms
165(1)
Short-a Phonograms
166(1)
Short-e Phonograms
167(1)
Short-i Phonograms
168(1)
Short-o Phonograms
169(1)
Short-u Phonograms
170(1)
Variant Vowel /ar/ Phonograms
171(1)
Variant Vowel /ur/ Phonograms
171(1)
Variant Vowel /ar/ Phonograms
171(1)
Variant Vowel /o/ Phonograms
172(1)
Diphthong /oi/ Phonograms
173(1)
Diphthong /ou/ Phonograms
173(1)
Variant Vowel /oo/ Phonograms
174(1)
Variant Vowel /oo/ Phonograms
174(1)
What About Rules?
175(4)
Guidelines for Using Rules/Generalizations
175(4)
Structural Analysis: Using Word Parts
179(8)
Compound Words
179(3)
Prefixes
182(1)
Suffixes
183(1)
Homophones
184(1)
Syllabication
184(3)
35 Quick-and-Easy Phonics and Word Analysis Games
187(7)
Workbooks
194(1)
500 Picture Words
195(1)
Assessments
196(4)
Assessment 1: Nonsense Word Test
196(2)
Assessment 2: San Diego Quick Assessment
198(2)
SECTION 5 Meeting Individual Needs
200(33)
Types of Readers
202(2)
How to Help: Effective Intervention Strategies
204(3)
Removing Reading Roadblocks---Principles of Intervention Instruction
207(14)
14 Phonics Problems---and Solutions
209(12)
Fluency
221(4)
Phonics and the English Language Learner
225(7)
Professional Development
232(1)
Bibliography 233


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