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Speech to Print, 2e : Language Essentials for Teachers, Second Edition



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great and simple  March 13, 2011

A necessary resource for all who are involved with language instruction of any kind. I rented this textbook from ecampus because I teach reading and it was very informative and helpful. It presents the structure of the English language in a readable and knowledgeable format. I found this book enjoyable and easy to read, yet packed with interesting and relevant information. Highly recommended as a beginning text on the phonetics, phonology, morphology and orthography of the English language.

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With this second edition of one of the most popular and influential reading textbooks, future elementary educators will be fully prepared to teach good literacy skills to students with or without disabilities. Developed by renowned expert Louisa Cook Moats, this bestselling text helps teachers grasp the structure of written and spoken English; understand how children learn to read; and apply this foundational knowledge as they deliver explicit, high-quality literacy instruction. Updated extensively, this second edition of Speech to Print gives educators

Author Biography

Louisa Cook Moats, Ed.D., is President, Moats Associates Consulting, Inc., Hailey, Idaho.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Why Study Language?p. 1
The Missing Foundation in Teacher Educationp. 2
Language and Literacyp. 2
The Development and Complexity of Languagep. 4
Reading Is Difficult for Many Peoplep. 5
A Research Consensus About Language and Readingp. 6
How Reading and Spelling Developp. 11
Skillful Teaching Prevents Most Reading Problemsp. 15
Teaching Reading Is Complex and Challengingp. 15
Principles of Effective Teaching of Reading, Spelling, and Writingp. 16
Brief Survey of Language Knowledgep. 20
Comprehensive Survey of Language Knowledgep. 22
Phonetics: The Sounds in Speechp. 25
Why Start with Speech Sounds?p. 26
Becoming Multilinguisticp. 26
Counting Phonemesp. 27
Why Phonemes Are Elusivep. 27
Speech Sound Identificationp. 29
Phonetic Transcriptionp. 30
Summaryp. 43
Phonology: Speech Sounds in Usep. 47
Sequences, Syllables, and Stressp. 49
Aspects of Phonological Processingp. 54
Phonemes and Minimal Pairsp. 59
Phonetic Variation and Allophonesp. 60
Systematic Variation in Speech Sound Productionp. 62
Teaching Phonological Awareness-General Principlesp. 70
Sample Activities for Preschool or Beginning Kindergarten Levelp. 70
Sample Activities for First-Grade and Older Studentsp. 72
Summaryp. 75
The Structure of English Orthographyp. 79
A Brief History of Writingp. 80
Meaning and Soundp. 82
Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek Layers in English Orthographyp. 83
Phoneme-Grapheme Correspondences in Englishp. 91
Orthographic Conventionsp. 102
Summaryp. 111
Morphologyp. 117
Why Morphology Is Important for Reading and Spellingp. 118
Morphemes: The Smallest Meaningful Unitsp. 119
Individual Differences in Using Derivational Morphologyp. 139
Derivational Morphology: Principles of Instructionp. 141
Classroom Activitiesp. 146
Syntax: How Sentences Workp. 153
Correct or Incorrect Syntax?p. 154
Natural Knowledge of Syntaxp. 155
Evidence for Syntactic Structuresp. 157
Parts of Sentencesp. 158
How Sentences Growp. 165
Transformationsp. 167
Teaching Sentence Structurep. 169
Summaryp. 171
Semantics: Word and Phrase Meaningsp. 175
Aspects of Word Meaningp. 176
Phrase and Sentence Meaningp. 184
Noun Phrasesp. 185
Pragmatics: Making Sense in Contextp. 190
Reference in Discoursep. 191
Teaching Vocabulary and Other Aspects of Meaningp. 192
Summaryp. 194
Language and Reading Instructionp. 199
The Prealphabetic Learnerp. 201
Early Alphabetic to Later Alphabetic Phases (Ages 5-7)p. 203
A Spelling-Decoding Continuum for Elementary Instructionp. 209
Example Lesson 1: Introducing Letter-Sound Correspondence to a Novice Readerp. 211
Example Lesson 2: Working with Suffixesp. 213
Example Lesson 3: Oral Reading for Fluencyp. 214
Case Studiesp. 215
Summary: The Power of Instructionp. 222
Referencesp. 223
Developmental Spelling Inventoriesp. 233
Directions for Administering the Spelling Inventoriesp. 233
Primary Spelling Inventory-Individual Score Sheetp. 236
Elementary Spelling Inventory-Individual Score Sheetp. 238
Answer Keyp. 241
Glossaryp. 271
Indexp. 283
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