Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom
Heinemann Educ Books, 1998 - Education - 401 pages
In 1996, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas presented "Guided Reading," the most comprehensive guided reading resource ever published. Hailed for its practical, systematic approach, the book showed hundreds of thousands of teachers how to address the needs of the whole classroom as well as individual readers. Now, with the publication of "Word Matters," Pinnell and Fountas offer K-3 teachers the same unparalleled support, this time focusing on phonics and spelling instruction.
"Word Matters" presents essential information on designing and implementing a high-quality, systematic literacy program to help children learn about letters, sounds, and words. The central goal is to teach children to become "word solvers": readers who can take words apart while reading for meaning, and writers who can construct words while writing to communicate. Where similar books are narrow in focus, "Word Matters" presents the theoretical underpinnings and practical wherewithal of word study in three contexts:
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This book provides guidelines for teaching phonics and spelling in elementary reading classrooms. It explores everything from word study to reading comprehension. It also addresses how to incorporate ... Read full review
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Fantastic! Didn't read all of it, but what I did was insightful, well-researched and useful. Highly recommended for teachers of young children.
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