Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading A Professional Development Guide to Phonics

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-12-10
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Learn to collaborate to assess and enhance your current comprehension practices! Literacy experts, Timothy Rasinski and Nancy Padak explore five of the major components essential to creating an effective literacy program and present teachers with friendly tips and strategies to implement at their own school. The new series,Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading is a five part professional development program designed to help teachers meet the literacy instruction guidelines as identified by the National Reading Panel (2000). Each of the five books in the series focuses on one key component: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension and offers recommendations for incorporating appropriate reading materials, fostering productive home-school connections, and promoting a desire for students to learn to read and write throughout the five part series. Making this the perfect professional development resource for teachers in the elementary classroom!

Author Biography

Belinda S. Zimmerman is an adjunct Professor of English at Kent State University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literary education.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction: Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guidep. xi
The National Reading Panel Reportp. xii
Professional Development in Literacyp. xv
Using the Booksp. xv
Overview of Book Contentsp. xvi
Introduction: Phonicsp. xix
Phonics Instruction: What Does Research Tell Us?p. 1
What Is Phonics?p. 2
Phonics and Phonemic Awareness: Are They the Same?p. 3
Why Is Phonics Important?p. 3
The Issue of Scope and Sequencep. 8
Components of Successful Phonics Programsp. 9
Conclusionp. 11
Professional Development Suggestionsp. 12
Instructional Strategies for Phonics Developmentp. 15
Guiding Principles for Instructionp. 16
Professional Development Suggestionsp. 17
Strategy Suggestionsp. 17
Phonics Materials and Programsp. 39
Professional Development Suggestionsp. 40
Assessing Phonics Developmentp. 43
Big Ideasp. 44
Evaluate Your Current Assessment Practicesp. 48
Ideas for Assessmentp. 48
Plans for Changep. 53
Fostering Home-School Connectionsp. 55
English Language Learners and Phonics Developmentp. 56
Communicating with Familiesp. 58
In Conclusionp. 62
Professional Development Suggestionsp. 63
Resourcesp. 67
Websitesp. 67
Trade Books to Enhance Phonics Instructionp. 69
Predictable Booksp. 71
Recommended Teacher Resource Booksp. 79
Book Club Ideasp. 81
Notesp. 85
Referencesp. 101
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