Teaching Phonics for Balanced Reading


This second edition provides educators with a solid grounding and pratical guidance on teaching phonics as part of a well-planned reading program.

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This second edition provides educators with a solid grounding and pratical guidance on teaching phonics as part of a well-planned reading program.

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Editorial Reviews

Jeanne Gren
"K-3 teachers will find this book very appealing. Based on current research and commonsense experience, the book is full of effective strategies that are easy to use! "
Jane Ching Fung
"This book provides interesting and informative background knowledge about phonics instruction. The author defines terms, discusses the difficulties practitioners may encounter, provides strategies and suggestions for teaching, and presents numerous easy-to-use reference charts. "
Karen Kersey
"The author provides background information for beginning teachers and a quick reference for experienced teachers. I have thicker, bulkier books that provide phonics instruction but this book is user-friendly and easy to manage. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412939195
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Edmund V. Starrett is a retired elementary teacher who has taught remedial reading and has several years experience as a district-wide reading coordinator. He has also been involved in programs for the mentally challenged and the gifted. He is the published author of several children’s books, an educational game, and numerous workbooks in reading and writing. Edmund received his Doctor of Education Degree from Wayne State University.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1. The Role of Phonics in Reading Instruction
2. Understanding Phonics
3. Teaching the Alphabet
4. Teaching Consonants
5. Teaching Vowel Sounds
6. Teaching Syllabication and Word Structure Skills
7. Accountability and Reading Standards
8. Informal Reading Tests
Appendix A: Early Reading First and Reading First Programs
Appendix B: A Synopsis of Phonic Instructional Skills
Appendix C: Reading Skills Checklist
Appendix D: Checkpoints for Parents of Preschoolers
Glossary of Phonological Terms

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