Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, and Word Analysis for Teachers An Interactive Tutorial

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2016-01-03
  • Publisher: Pearson

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A classic in the field, this practical, self-paced tutorial allows readers to independently study and learn the important aspects of phonics, phonemic awareness, and word analysis they need to know in order to succeed on teacher certification or competency tests. The format allows readers to check their knowledge throughout, and two posttests at the end of the book may be used to ensure mastery of the content. Designed to save course time and maximize students’ control over their learning, the book prepares students for the state reading examinations now required in many states. Highly respected authors Donald J. Leu and Charles K. Kinzer focus on phonics, phonemic awareness, and word analysis, yet show clearly the importance of readers bringing meaning to texts as they decode meaning in printed materials.


The Tenth Edition of Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, and Word Analysis for Teachers: An Interactive Tutorial features expanded sections on instructional practice in each section; Take a Look videos and Apps features with links to websites with author-vetted video clips and apps that further explain or extend chapter content; updated online resources in each chapter; increased attention to meeting the needs of English Language Learners and Struggling Readers; and guidance on how to quickly diagnose students’ developing awareness of their phonics, phonemic awareness, and word analysis skills by analyzing their writing.

Author Biography

Donald J. Leu is a graduate of Michigan State, Harvard, and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut and holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and as President of the Literacy Research Association. He is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.


Charles K. (Chuck) Kinzer holds graduate degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Professor of Education in the Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design Program(at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also directs the Game Research Laboratory. He works to affect positive changes in the teaching and learning of literacy, teacher professional development, and the use of technology in education more broadly. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Literacy Research Association.

Table of Contents


1.  Recognizing Words: Helping Children Develop Word Analysis Strategies

2.  The Early Stages: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

3.  Phonics: Onset, Rime, and Consonant Patterns

4.  Phonics: Vowel Patterns

5.  Context

6.  Sight Words

7.  Morphemic Analysis

8.  Chunking Words into Smaller Units: Syllabication and Structural Analysis

9.  The Dictionary and Word Analysis

10.  Developmental Spelling Patterns: Insights into the Development of Word Analysis Skills

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