ERIC Number: ED416457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Phonics Today: A Primer for Educators.
Strickland, Dorothy S.
Noting that the role of phonics in learning to read is hotly debated, this book speaks to educators who seek to establish sound instructional practice that values phonics as an important tool for understanding and using written language within a balanced, comprehensive program for reading and writing. It explains what phonics is and the controversy surrounding it, shows how changes in literacy instruction have influenced the teaching of phonics, presents phonics strategies that support beginning readers and writers, and offers examples of curriculum frameworks for different elementary grade levels. After an introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) "What Is Phonics and Why Is It Such a Controversial Topic?"; (2) "How Readers and Writers Use Phonics"; (3) "How Have Changes in Literacy Instruction Influenced the Teaching of Phonics?"; (4) "Finding the Balance: Systematic, Intensive, Code-Driven Phonics versus Holistic, Embedded, Meaning-Driven Approaches"; (5) "Learning Phonics: Strategies That Support Beginning Readers and Writers"; (6) "Shaping Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment"; and (7) "Articulating the Phonics Program to Parents and the Community." Contains 51 references. An appendix contains a phonics quiz for teachers. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Holistic Approach, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy, Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Student Evaluation, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.