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This book was fascinating to me. In first grade a good reader reads 1900 words a week while a bad reader only reads 16! (Don't quote me on that, but it is something to that effect). I'm sure this book was written just for new teachers although it is a very accessible book and didn't feel very academic. As someone who didn't learn phonics as a kid and hardly learned to read at all in school this book answered so many questions I've had for a long time. There were a ton of things I didn't know, an...
Phonics A-Z gives a summary of phonics and teaches the basics of phonics awareness. It gives practical suggestions for phonics lessons and gives special instruction for struggling readers and ELL students. There are ready to use lesson plans, games and learning center ideas. For those teachers that work with struggling readers, this book helps to explain the reasons behind our phonics rules which in turn made it easier for me to explain why letters make the sounds they do in a word. The book is
This is a decent summary of phonics and has some great word lists. My favorite section is the discussion of how often the phonics "rules" we teach students are actually correct. "When 2 vowels go walking the first one does the talking" only true about 40% if the time! Great reminder to be thoughtful in our teaching practices!
The newest version (2017) is a great introduction to how we can think about phonics instruction, some games and activities to do with kids (beyond worksheets!), and some strategies to problem-solve reading issues. It doesn’t go into huge detail, which made it really useful to me as a beginner, but may not be as useful to those who already know the basics of linguistics and phonetics.
An excellent book on teaching phonics. This will be a book that I will borrow again or add to my library.
This book has many phonics word lists.
really great explains and has mouth position