ERIC Number: ED435987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Teaching Elementary Phonics: Instructional Issues and Activities.
Bigenho, Frederick W.
The purpose of this naturalistic study was to describe and explore issues that emerged from an undergraduate/graduate phonics course for preservice and practicing teachers, certified or licensed to instruct children from kindergarten to eighth grade (K-8). Data were collected through teacher observations of classroom discussions, activities, presentations, and portfolios. The issues that emerged from the research indicated that phonics instruction included letter sound correspondences, segmenting processes, morphemic analysis, structural analysis, grammar, and spelling. The findings suggest a departure from isolated phonics instruction focused on rules, to situational, strategic instruction within real texts. Contains 22 references and an appendix lists course components and instructional activities. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A