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ERIC Number: ED478180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 174
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-884548-49-0
No More Letter of the Week: A Framework for Integrating Reading Strategies and Cueing Systems with Letter-Sound Instruction. PreK-K.
Lusche, Pat
This book provides an efficient framework for introducing pre-kindergartners and kindergartners to letter-sounds while concurrently promoting reading and writing. The classroom-friendly framework takes letter-sound instruction to a new level by: promoting learning for kindergarten of all ability levels--from the student just learning what sound "b" makes to the student already able to recognize spelling patterns in a sentence in which the letter "b" is featured; encouraging social and active learning and scaffolding by peers and teachers; highlighting and allowing students to explore how letter-sounds function within the context of various texts; integrating reading strategies, cueing systems, and assessments into letter-sound study; linking phonics instruction and assessment directly to texts students are working with each day; and reinforcing the connections between reading and writing. Section 1 of the book explains the rationale for and breaks down the implementation of the framework. Section 2 takes a closer look at other literacy components in the kindergarten classroom. Contains the Reading Wall and reproducible Sound Cards and Rhymes, Decoding Chart, Sight Word Punch Cards, and a variety of activities suitable for whole-class, group, or one-on-one instruction or classroom Reading/Writing centers. Also contains a 17-item bibliography and a 13-item list of children's books mentioned in the text. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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