Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades, 2nd Edition: Updated & Revised

Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades, 2nd Edition: Updated & Revised


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Revised and updated, this companion book to the best-selling Phonics From A to Z contains everything teachers need to help struggling readers in the upper grades. In addition to ready-to-use lessons, extensive word lists, and quick assessments, this new edition offers step-by-step syllabication support, daily activities and games for combining multisyllabic word and vocabulary learning, a comprehensive phonics survey, technology resources, and more! An invaluable resource!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338113488
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 142,568
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Wiley Blevins, who holds an Ed.M. from Harvard, is an early reading specialist with a background in adaptive technology. He taught elementary school in both the United States and South America, and was Educational Director for both Scholastic and McGraw-Hill. Wiley has written and edited many phonics and reading materials, and is the author of Phonics From A to Z and Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades. He is also coauthor with Alice Boynton on several nonfiction professional resources, including Teaching Informational Text. In addition, Wiley writes trade books for children. He lives in New York City. For more information, go to wileyblevins.com.

Table of Contents

Section 1 What Is Phonics? 5

Phonics: A Definition 7

Phonics in the Intermediate Grades: What and Why 9

Ten Important Research Findings About Phonics 11

Stages of Reading Development: Where Phonics Fits In 19

Meeting Rigorous Standards 22

Section 2 Learning About Sounds & Letters 25

Why Should I Know About Linguistics? 26

The 44 Sounds of English 28

Consonants 31

Vowels 37

Section 3 How Phonics is Taught 41

Two Ways to Teach Phonics 42

How Readers Develop 44

Characteristics of Strong Phonics Instruction 47

What About Scope and Sequence? 51

Blending: Teaching Children How Words Work 56

Word Awareness Activities 58

Word Building and Word Sorts 58

Word Sort and Word Building Routines 62

High-Frequency Words 66

Section 4 Creating Lessons for Success 71

Phonics Lessons Do's 71

Phonics Lessons Don'ts 72

Sample Lessons and Word Lists 73

Consonant Digraphs 74

Consonant Clusters 81

Silent Letters 97

Long Vowels 101

Other Vowel Sounds 112

Teaching Phonograms 121

Phonograms Provide a Reading Boost 121

How to Teach With Phonograms 123

Phonogram Cautions 124

How to Use the Phonogram Lists 126

What About Rules? 191

Guidelines for Using Rules/Generalizations 192

Syllabication: The Challenge at the Intermediate Grades 196

Key Information for Teaching Syllabication 197

Syllabication Lessons 201

Helping Students Recognize Common Syllables 219

Syllabication Activities 225

How Can Teaching Syllables Help Students Decode Multisyllabic Words? 227

What About High-Utility Syllables? 228

Using the High-Frequency Syllable List 237

Word Study (Structural Analysis) 239

Word Study Teaching Guidelines 239

Compound Words 240

Prefixes 245

Suffixes 254

Homophones 269

Greek and Latin Roots 272

Other Useful Word Lists 282

25 Quick-and-Easy Phonics and Word Analysis Games 295

Section 5 Building Fluency 303

What Is Fluency? 304

Measuring Oral Reading Fluency 310

Ways to Develop Fluency 310

Section 6 Meeting the Needs of Struggling Readers 321

Struggling Readers-They Have a Variety of Problems 323

Ways to Help Your Strugglers Succeed 326

Four Principles of Effective Intervention 328

Standard English Learners 336

What About Commercial Intervention Programs? 344

A Final Note 346

Glossary of Phonic Terms 347

Bibliography 360

How to Access Downloadable Resources 367

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