ERIC Number: ED439397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Mindful School: Teaching Phonics for Balanced Reading.
Starrett, Edmund V.
Presenting the positive role phonics can play in a student's ability to learn to read, this book emphasizes that phonics can be extremely beneficial when it is integrated as a part of a balanced reading program. Based on the author's real-world experience, the book covers the entire range of practical phonics applications for the elementary classroom. It is divided into easy-to-understand sections that cover the major aspects of phonics. Every section contains multiple phonics skills that can be applied immediately in the classroom. After an introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) The Phonics vs. Whole Language Debate; (2) Understanding Phonics; (3) Teaching the Alphabet; (4) Teaching Consonants; (5) Teaching Vowel Sounds; (6) Teaching Syllabication and Word Structure Skills; (7) Reading Standards and Expectations; and (8) Informal Reading Tests. (Contains a 57-item glossary and 101 references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Consonants, Elementary Education, Informal Reading Inventories, Phonics, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Syllables, Vowels, Whole Language Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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