Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing

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Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2005 - Education - 212 pages
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In this update of the 2000 edition, Cunningham (Wake Forest U.) includes new chapters on fluency and assessment, new activities and strategies, an adaptable fluency development lesson, updated research grounding this approach, and a glossary of phonics jargon teachers need to know. Annotation 2004 B.

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part one Building the Foundation for Phonies They Can Use 1
part two Fluency 53

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About the author (2005)

Patricia M. Cunningham The day I entered first grade, I decided I wanted to teach first grade. In 1965, I graduated from the University of Rhode Island and began my teaching career teaching first grade in Key West, Florida. For the next several years, I taught a variety of grades and worked as a curriculum coordinator and special reading teacher in Florida and Indiana. From the very beginning, I worried about children who struggled learning to read and devised a variety of alternative strategies to teach them to read. In 1974, I received my Ph. D. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia. I developed the Making Words activity while working with Title One teachers in North Carolina where I was the Director of Reading for Alamance County Schools. I have been the Director of Elementary Education at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina since 1980 and have worked with numerous teachers to develop hands-on engaging ways to teach phonics and spelling. In 1991, I published "Phonics they Use: Words for Reading and Writing," which is currently available in its fourth edition. Along with Richard Allington, I published "Classrooms that Work "and "Schools that Work," Dottie Hall and I have worked together on many projects. In 1989, we began developing the Four Blocks Framework, a comprehensive approach to literacy which is used in many schools in the United States and Canada. Dottie Hall and I have worked together to produce many books, including the first Making Words books and the Month by Month Phonics Books. These Making Words by Grade Level books are in response to requests by teachers across the years to have making words lessons with a scope and sequence tailoredto their grade level. We hope you and your students will enjoy these making words lessons and we would love to hear your comments and suggestions.

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