Choosing and Using Decodable Texts

Choosing and Using Decodable Texts
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Teaching Resources
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2021-02
  • ISBN : 1338714635

Choosing and Using Decodable Texts Book Review:

Practical lessons and routines for using decodable texts to build children's phonics and fluency skills, as well as tips on how to choose strong decodable texts.

Phonics from A to Z

Phonics from A to Z
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 0590315102

Phonics from A to Z Book Review:

Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.

A Fresh Look at Phonics, Grades K-2

A Fresh Look at Phonics, Grades K-2
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 305
  • Relase : 2016-06-17
  • ISBN : 9781506353562

A Fresh Look at Phonics, Grades K-2 Book Review:

In a Fresh Look at Phonics, Wiley Blevins, author of the blockbuster Phonics from A-Z, explains the 7 ingredients of phonics instruction that lead to the greatest student gains, based on two decades of research in classrooms. For each of these seven must-haves, Wiley shares lessons, routines, word lists, tips for ELL and advanced learners, and advice on pitfalls to avoid regarding pacing, decodable texts, transition time, and more. A Fresh Look at Phonics is the evidence-based solution you have been seeking that ensures all students develop a solid foundation for reading.

Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success

Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 68
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 0590372319

Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success Book Review:

Contains activities designed to prepare children for phonics instruction.

Shifting the Balance

Shifting the Balance
  • Author : Jan Miller Burkins,Kari Yates
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 1625315112

Shifting the Balance Book Review:

These days, it seems that everyone has a strong opinion about how to teach young children to read. Some may brush off the current tension as nothing more than one more round of "the reading wars." Others may avoid the clash altogether due to the uncivilized discourse that sometimes results. Certainly, sorting the signal from the noise is no easy task. In this leading-edge book, authors Jan Burkins and Kari Yates address this tension as a critical opportunity to look closely at the research, reevaluate current practices, and embrace new possibilities for an even stronger enactment of balanced literacy. From phonological processing to brain research to orthographic mapping to self-teaching hypothesis, Shifting the Balance cuts through the rhetoric (and the sciencey science) to offer readers a practical guide to decision-making about beginning reading instruction. The authors honor the balanced literacy perspective while highlighting common practices to reconsider and revise--all through a lens of what's best for the students sitting in front of us. Across six shifts, each chapter identifies a common instructional practice to reconsider explores various misunderstandings that establish and keep that practice in play shares scientific research to support its reconsideration proposes an instructional shift to apply a new perspective, and details several high-leverage instructional routines to support implementation of that shift. By pinpointing gaps and overlaps--as well as common misunderstandings and missed opportunities between the competing lines of thought--Jan and Kari offer busy educators direction and clarification for integrating science and balance into their daily instruction, while keeping meaningful experiences with text a priority.

Building Fluency

Building Fluency
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 78
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 043928838X

Building Fluency Book Review:

Shares practical ideas for facilitating reading fluency in elementary school students, includes assessments, strategies, and word lists.

Reading Intervention in the Primary Grades

Reading Intervention in the Primary Grades
  • Author : Heidi Anne E. Mesmer,Eric Mesmer,Jennifer Jones
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 2014-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781462513611

Reading Intervention in the Primary Grades Book Review:

Accessible and teacher friendly, this book provides a blueprint for planning, delivering, and evaluating small-group interventions for struggling readers in PreK-2. It describes how to set up an efficient response-to-intervention (RTI) system that enhances any reading program already in place in a classroom, and that is fully compatible with the Common Core State Standards. Presented are dozens of easy-to-implement Tier 2 intervention activities in the areas of letter learning, decoding, and fluency, complete with reproducible goal-setting sheets and fidelity checklists. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Decodable Cards: Short Vowels and More

Decodable Cards: Short Vowels and More
  • Author : Rhonda Graff
  • Publisher : Teaching Resources
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2022-02
  • ISBN : 1338614304

Decodable Cards: Short Vowels and More Book Review:

Teach phonics in just minutes a day with this innovative product line created by reading expert Rhonda Graff. Each box contains laminated cards that target and teach must-know concepts including short vowels, long vowels, blends, digraphs, and more. The front of each card introduces the skill focus while the back challenges kids to read a justright decodable story. Includes five copies of each card to facilitate group learning and a complete teaching guide. * Enables busy educators to teach key phonics concepts in a group setting with little or no prep!* Created by Rhonda Graff, a longtime mentor teacher and expert reading coach.* Many reading specialists suggest that a combination of leveled reading and explicit phonics instruction is the most effective way to teach reading--this product provides explicit phonics instruction.* Includes an easy-to-do assessment to ensure all learners are on track.

Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades

Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Teaching Resources
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0439163528

Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades Book Review:

Includes concise background, ready-made lessons for teaching phonics, syllabification, and root words, extensive word lists, activities, and more.

How to Use Decodable Books to Teach Reading

How to Use Decodable Books to Teach Reading
  • Author : Pamela Brookes
  • Publisher : DOG ON A LOG Books
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-09-29
  • ISBN :

How to Use Decodable Books to Teach Reading Book Review:

Sixty-five percent of U.S. fourth graders are not proficient readers because their teachers have not been taught how to teach reading using evidence-based methods. Up to 20% of children have dyslexia. Few receive the individualized teaching they need from their schools. To help parents and teachers who want to teach their children using an evidence-based, effective method, Pamela Brookes, the mother of a child with dyslexia, discusses their daily routine as she teaches her daughter to read using the decodable DOG ON A LOG Books series. As the author of DOG ON A LOG Books, Pamela also shares how to choose where in the series to start. She shares how she teaches each of the phonics rules used in the book series along with the reasons for teaching the syllable types and handwriting. Although this booklet is meant to guide parents and teachers using DOG ON A LOG Books, the information can be adapted and applied to any systematic series of decodable books. How to Use Decodable Books to Teach Reading is edited by Dr. Nancy Mather, a professor in learning disabilities, reading, and writing to make sure it follows the scientific research on teaching reading. This edition includes information on Steps 1 to 10 of the DOG ON A LOG phonics rules. Additional steps will be added as the future decodable chapter books are created. All DOG ON A LOG Books follow a structured literacy/Orton-Gillingham based phonics sequence. You can download printable gameboards, flashcards, and other literacy materials at www.dogonalogbooks.com.

Alphabetics for Emerging Learners

Alphabetics for Emerging Learners
  • Author : Heidi Anne E. Mesmer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2021-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781000430974

Alphabetics for Emerging Learners Book Review:

Discover how to help PreK students develop pre-reading competencies that build capacity for future reading phonological awareness, print concepts, and alphabetics. Research-based and accessible, this essential guidebook helps readers sidestep common errors and create engaging, child-appropriate curriculum that lays a strong foundation for future reading skills. Filled with effective resources, activities, and a simple scope and sequence to guide instruction, this critical toolkit equips educators to set emerging learners up for success.

Phonics

Phonics
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Teaching Resources
  • Pages : 48
  • Relase : 1997-02-01
  • ISBN : 0590963805

Phonics Book Review:

Games focus on students' knowledge of sound/spelling correspondences and their ability to blend words.

Cinderella and the Vampire Prince

Cinderella and the Vampire Prince
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Red Chair Press
  • Pages : 24
  • Relase : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781643710402

Cinderella and the Vampire Prince Book Review:

You may know the story of the downtrodden girl who meets her Prince Charming. But our Cinder-Ella rules the dark night with her new Prince.

Little Dead Riding Hood

Little Dead Riding Hood
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Red Chair Press
  • Pages : 24
  • Relase : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781643710440

Little Dead Riding Hood Book Review:

In the classic Grimm's tale told to children for centuries, our heroine is wise to the Wolf in grandma's clothing. But did the story really end there?

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction, Second Edition

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction, Second Edition
  • Author : Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2017-05-16
  • ISBN : 9781462531523

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction, Second Edition Book Review:

Tens of thousands of K–3 teachers have relied on this book--now revised and expanded with more than 50% new material--to plan and deliver effective literacy instruction tailored to each student's needs. The authors provide a detailed framework for implementing differentiated small-group instruction over multiweek cycles. Each component of the beginning reading program is addressed--phonological awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes dozens of reproducible lesson plans, instructional activities, assessment forms, and other tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Differentiation 2.0: the approach has been fine-tuned based on field testing, new research findings, and current standards and response-to-intervention frameworks. *Many additional reproducible tools, such as coaching templates and the Informal Decoding Inventory. *Beyond lesson plans and materials, the second edition offers more guidance for designing instruction and grouping students, making it a one-stop resource. *Reproducible tools now available to download and print.

The Beef Princess of Practical County

The Beef Princess of Practical County
  • Author : Michelle Houts
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2010-07-13
  • ISBN : 9780440422709

The Beef Princess of Practical County Book Review:

After years of waiting, it is finally Libby Ryan’s turn to shine at the Practical County Fair. Libby is filled with excitement as she and her granddad pick out two calves for her to raise on her family’s cattle farm, in hopes of winning the annual steer competition. Against her father’s advice, Libby gives the calves names, even though both steers will eventually be auctioned off. After a few months of preparing for the Practical County Fair, Libby finds that she is growing closer to her steers with each passing day, and the pressure to win Grand Champion is mounting. Luckily, Libby can count on her best friend to get her through most of the county fair chaos. Yet once reality sets in and she realizes that her steers will soon be sold to the highest bidder, the chaos in Libby’s heart becomes too much to bear. Michelle Houts lives on a grain and livestock farm in West Central Ohio with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

Reading Acquisition

Reading Acquisition
  • Author : Philip B. Gough,Linnea C. Ehri,Rebecca Treiman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2017-11-27
  • ISBN : 9781351236881

Reading Acquisition Book Review:

Originally published in 1992. This book brings together the work of a number of distinguished international researchers engaged in basic research on beginning reading. Individual chapters address various processes and problems in learning to read - including how acquisition gets underway, the contribution of story listening experiences, what is involved in learning to read words, and how readers represent information about written words in memory. In addition, the chapter contributors consider how phonological, onset-rime, and syntactic awareness contribute to reading acquisition, how learning to spell is involved, how reading ability can be explained as a combination of decoding skill plus listening comprehension skill, and what causes reading difficulties and how to study these causes.

Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America's Literacy Crisis

Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America's Literacy Crisis
  • Author : Denise Eide
  • Publisher : Logic of English, Inc
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2011-01-27
  • ISBN : 9781936706075

Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America's Literacy Crisis Book Review:

"English is so illogical!" It is generally believed that English is a language of exceptions. For many, learning to spell and read is frustrating. For some, it is impossible... especially for the 29% of Americans who are functionally illiterate. But what if the problem is not the language itself, but the rules we were taught? What if we could see the complexity of English as a powerful tool rather than a hindrance? --Denise Eide Uncovering the Logic of English challenges the notion that English is illogical by systematically explaining English spelling and answering questions like "Why is there a silent final E in have, large, and house?" and "Why is discussion spelled with -sion rather than -tion?" With easy-to-read examples and anecdotes, this book describes: - the phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words - how English words are formed and how this knowledge can revolutionize vocabulary development - how understanding the reasons behind English spelling prevents students from needing to guess The author's inspiring commentary makes a compelling case that understanding the logic of English could transform literacy education and help solve America's literacy crisis. Thorough and filled with the latest linguistic and reading research, Uncovering the Logic of English demonstrates why this systematic approach should be as foundational to our education as 1+1=2.

Rapunzel and the Werewolf

Rapunzel and the Werewolf
  • Author : Wiley Blevins
  • Publisher : Red Chair Press
  • Pages : 24
  • Relase : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781643710457

Rapunzel and the Werewolf Book Review:

Rapunzel with the long dark hair was the most beautiful girl in the land. But after a deal is made with the witch, Rapunzel is sent to the tower. When a Prince wanders by, the two soon fall in love. Can they outwit the witch or must they suffer from her curse?

Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom

Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom
  • Author : Angela Stockman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2020-09-09
  • ISBN : 9781000174939

Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom Book Review:

Timely and accessible, this book offers tangible strategies that will help teachers plan and sustain writing workshop experiences that are responsive to the needs of their specific students. Angela Stockman helps teachers understand why some writers may fail to meet their expectations and how to help all writers reach their fullest potential. Organized in three parts, this book reframes common narratives about resistant writers, empowers teachers to design, lead and refine their workshop, and provides a toolkit to do so. The appendices and eResources included provide teachers with instructions for mini-lessons and learning targets that support multimodal composition, perfect for pre-service and in-service teachers.