Phonics in Proper Perspective

Phonics in Proper Perspective

by Arthur W. Heilman
     
 

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As the most successful methods book for phonics ever published, this new edition continues to focus on keeping phonics and a total reading program in proper perspective. It promotes the philosophy that reading depends on growth in three skill areas: 1) identifying printed words, 2) expanding sight vocabulary, and 3) using context as the compass for arriving at

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As the most successful methods book for phonics ever published, this new edition continues to focus on keeping phonics and a total reading program in proper perspective. It promotes the philosophy that reading depends on growth in three skill areas: 1) identifying printed words, 2) expanding sight vocabulary, and 3) using context as the compass for arriving at meaning. By outlining the purpose and limitations of phonics instruction, it cautions teachers that beginning reading methods should not mislead children into thinking that reading is sounding out letters, learning sight words or using context clues—it involves all these skills in the right combination. Topics include: Phonics: Purpose and Limitations; Phonics: History and Controversy; Prerequisites for Phonics Instruction; Moving into Reading; Consonant Letter-Sound Relationships; Vowel Letter-Sound Relationships; and Structural Analysis Skills. For teachers of reading.

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This book provides both experienced and prospective teaches with insight on the purpose and limitations of phonics instruction as it relates to teaching reading, an explanation of the rationale that underlies particular instructional practices, and concrete practices to follow in teaching various steps in phonics analysis. Heilman is professor emeritus affiliated with Pennsylvania State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780023530654
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
08/01/1992
Edition description:
7th ed
Pages:
160

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