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Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition : The Hows and Whys, Hardback Book


This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3.

Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more.

The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations.

It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading.

More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices.

Purchasers get access to a webpage where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size and find a wealth of supplemental teaching resources. New to This EditionSix additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity. A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines. Downloadable forms and word lists, plus a companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use. More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, as well as expanded word lists. See also Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction and Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, by Isabel L.

Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan, which provide essential tools for K-12 vocabulary instruction.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Teaching of a specific subject
  • ISBN: 9781462512058



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