Phonics for Teachers

Phonics for Teachers : Self-Instruction Methods and Activities

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For a variety of Phonics courses; a supplement to Reading Methods courses.Here is everything prospective reading teachers need to know in order to introduce phonics to elementary school children in a way that's interesting and effective. Coverage is focused on decoding, the lynchpin skill in literacy development. Part I addresses the relationship between phonics and literacy, and provides a six-chapter tutorial that will test the reader's own level of skill. In Part Two, dozens of classroom activities are arranged in the order in which research has shown phonics knowledge to be acquired. The result is a concise handbook that shows future teachers how to teach phonics while, at the same time, "filling in the gaps" in their personal knowledge of the subject.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131115243
  • 9780131115248

About J. Lloyd Eldredge

J. Lloyd Eldredge is a professor in the College of Education at the Brigham Young University, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate literacy courses. Dr. Eldredge is a former elementary school teacher, school principal, and school superintendent. He has also served as the Utah Director of Chapter I, the Utah Director of Early Childhood Education, and the Utah Director of Elementary Education. During the past 18 years his research has been focused on phonemic awareness, phonics, a reconceptualization of decoding instruction in the early years of schooling, whole language, oral reading, and the effects of various forms of "assisted reading" strategies (dyad reading, group assisted reading, and taped assisted reading) on young and "at risk" readers. His work is published in such journals as Journal of Educational Research, Reading Research and Instruction, Journal of Reading, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Literacy Research, and Reading Research Quarterly. He is the author of two books on phonics and decoding: Decoding Strategies and Teaching Decoding in Holistic Classrooms.show more

Table of contents

Self-Evaluation: A Pre-Test. PART ONE: PHONICS SELF-INSTRUCTION. 1. Phonics and Literacy Development. 2. Consonants. 3. Vowels. 4. Onsets and Rimes. 5. Syllabication and Accent. Self-Evaluation: A Post-Test. 6. Teaching Phonics to Children. PART TWO: CLASSROOM PHONICS ACTIVITIES. 7. Developmental Stages of Decoding. 8. Early Experiences with Written Text. 9. Learning to Read and Write Single-Syllable Words. 10. Learning to Read and Write Words of More than One Syllable. Answers to Reviews and Self-Evaluation Tests. Appendix: Common Rimes. References. Index.show more

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