Reading Instruction and Phonics: Theory and Practice for Teachers

Reading Instruction and Phonics: Theory and Practice for Teachers

by Stephen Parker


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Written specifically for grade school teachers, teachers-in-training, and interested parents, this book provides a stand-alone resource for using phonics as a method for teaching children to read. This type of phonics, known as Synthetic Phonics, doesn't rely on sight words or guessing strategies. Instead, it focuses on teaching the letter-sound relationships of the alphabetic code at the start of instruction, and then using that knowledge to both encode (spell) and decode (read) individual words.It's a method that relies on logic, reason, and the child's need to understand what he or she is asked to do. Taught explicitly and systematically, Synthetic Phonics takes only 2 years to complete. Given that 2 out of 3 grade school students never attain the level of "proficient" reader, isn't it time for a different approach?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999458532
Publisher: Royce-Kotran Publishing
Publication date: 09/05/2019
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Stephen Parker has taught reading, mathematics, and computer science to children on the K-12 level his entire life. Knowing that children, like adults, have trouble paying attention to something they don't understand, Parker has become a tireless advocate for teaching reading and spelling in a way that makes these skills logical for children.

Besides this book written for teachers, Parker also has a book for parents who wish to teach their children to read before sending them off to Kindergarten. Stephen and his wife, Celeste, live in Boston with their three children.

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