ERIC Number: ED437609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Using Phonics and Other Word Skills. A Practical Guide for Parents and Tutors. Helping Children To Learn Series.
Smith, Carl B.
This book guides parents and children in developing strategies to figure out words. The first chapter, Skills for Identifying Words, presents general strategies for making sense of words, and for using the eyes and ears to identify words. The first chapter also offers listening and visual exercises. The second chapter, Using Phonics To Identify Words, discusses learning sound-spelling patterns and presents phonics exercises. The third chapter, Decoding by Looking at Word Structure, addresses helping children understand word structure and presents word structure exercises. Based on the self-directed learner philosophy, this book and the others in the series provide: essential comprehension techniques; basic vocabulary and phonics skills; clear guidelines for efficient study; critical thinking frameworks; and activities that lead to becoming a self-directed learner. Each book in the series also provides quick answers to pressing learning problems; easy practice activities for basic skills; common language explanations; and step-by-step guidance to engage children in active learning. (RS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Decoding (Reading), Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Parents as Teachers, Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Word Recognition, Word Study Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698; Family Learning Association, 3901 Hagan St., Suite H, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For other titles in the Helping Children To Learn Series, see CS 013 821-823.