ERIC Number: ED478180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
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No More Letter of the Week: A Framework for Integrating Reading Strategies and Cueing Systems with Letter-Sound Instruction. PreK-K.
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)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Techniques, Decoding (Reading), Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Literacy, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Prompting, Reading Strategies, Reading Writing Relationship
Crystal Springs Books, 75 Jaffrey Road, PO Box 500, Peterborough, NH 03458 ($19.95, Item #7508). Tel: 800-321-0401 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-337-9929 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.crystalsprings.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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