ERIC Number: ED566721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul-29
Abstractor: As Provided
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Making Sense of Phonics: The Hows and Whys. Second Edition
Beck, Isabel L.; Beck, Mark E.
This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8½" x 11" size and find a wealth of supplemental teaching resources. New to this edition are: (1) Six additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity; (2) A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines; (3) Downloadable forms and word lists, plus a companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use; and (4) More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, as well as expanded word lists. Appendices include: (1) Word Building Lists; (2) Specific Phonics Assessments; (3) Word and Syllable Matrices for Syllasearch; (4) The Word Pocket; and (5) List of Online Materials. A glossary is also included.
Descriptors: Phonics, Primary Education, Direct Instruction, Decoding (Reading), Phonemic Awareness, Orthographic Symbols, Word Recognition, Syllables, Class Activities, Guidelines, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation, Word Lists
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers; Students
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IES Cited: ED554311