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If you're interested in learning more about implementing an effective phonics and spelling program, this follow-up to Word Matters provides all the information. This edited collection is a rich extension of Fountas and Pinnell's instructional system for word study, featuring chapters by the field's most important scholars and practitioners. These educators explore letter and word learning in a variety of reading, writing, and language contexts-with articles that range from detailed observations of individual readers and writers to full-scale analyses of classroom processes and student work. The book includes practical information on how to engage in interactive writing and shared reading, how to use a word wall and word sorting, and how to use effective assessment tools.
Special guest authors include: Billie J. Askew - David Booth - Diane E. DeFord - Dorothy P. Hall and Patricia M. Cunningham - Justina Henry - Susan Hundley and Diane Powell - Carol B. Jenkins - Carol A. Lyons - Andrea McCarrier and Ida Patacca - William Stokes - Sandra Wilde - Barbara Joan Wiley - Jerry Zutell.
Voices on Word Matters will extend your learning as it takes you into rich literacy classrooms, provides you with concrete learning activities, and expands your understanding of Fountas and Pinnell's instructional framework. There are also reproducible sheets and lists for classroom application as well as end-of-chapter professional development activities to support you in your work and in your collegiality.
Word Solving: Investigating the Properties of Words, G. Pinnell
Word Matters: A Curriculum for Helping Children Become Word Solvers,
Writing: Constructing Letters and Words
Interactive Writing: The How and Why of Teaching and Learning Letters, Sounds, and Words, B. Wiley
Becoming a Writer: Learning Through Interactive Writing, J. Henry
Kindergarten Explorations of Letters, Sounds, and Words, A. McCarrier &
Letter Learning in the Early Literacy Classroom, C. Lyons
Assessing Spelling Knowledge: The Child as a Reader and Writer, C. Jenkins
Language Play and Word Study
Language Delights and Word Play: The Foundation for Literacy Learning, D. Booth
Sorting It Out Through Word Sorts, J. Zutell
Multilevel Word Study: Word Charts, Word Walls, and Word Sorts, D. Hall & P. Cunningham
Learning Links in Language and Literacy, D. DeFord
Reading: Taking Apart Letters and Words
Helping Young Readers Learn How to Problem Solve Words While Reading, B. Askew
Shared Reading: Investigating Letters and Words, S. Hundley & D. Powell
Expert Voices: What Does the Research Say?
How Children Learn to Spell: Evidence from Decades of Research, S. Wilde
How Do Children Learn to Read? Evidence from Decades of Research, W. Stokes
Meeting the Literacy Challenge: The Role of Word Matters,
Fountas & G. Pinnell