The roots of phonics: a historical introduction
To teach phonics effectively to children learning to read, education professionals need a deep understanding of the nuances and complexities of the English language. That's why this highly influential classic is more important than ever. A book that shaped the work of the most respected and prominent literacy experts, The Roots of Phonics is finally back in print to enlighten a new generation of professionalsżmany of whom have not had phonics instruction themselves. Through this clear and concise history of how modern English phonics developed, readers will trace the evolution of familiar language concepts: the alphabet, syllables, vowels and consonants, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation marks, and more. Readers uncover the "big picture" of phonics and the forces that shaped it. More than a history lesson, this landmark book strengthens readers' understanding of the English language and illuminates the longtime importance of phonics in educationżcritical insights they'll use as they help children learn to read. A must for the library of every education professional, SLP, and researcher who works to promote children's literacy.
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adopted allophones alphabet American English American spelling Anglo-Saxon became beginning reading Bloomfield borrowed Britain British called Celtic changes characters cursive developed dialect diphthongs Diringer earlier early edition eighteenth century England England Primer English Dictionary English language English spelling English words European example final Flesch French Gelb glish graphemes Greek guage Indo-European Indo-European languages inflectional initial later Latin letters linguistic logograms logographic long vowel Low West Germanic Mann Mann's markings meaning method Middle English Modern English morpheme Noah Webster nonphonemic Norman Old English original phoneme phonics pictogram Press Primer printers printing pronounced pronunciation Proto-Germanic Proto-Indo-European published punctuation readers reading instruction Roman Saxon scholars schools scribes Semitic short vowel Simplified Spelling sixteenth century speech sounds spelling books spelling patterns spelling reform spoken language syllable symbols teachers teaching term tion tradition Venezky verbs vowel sounds whole word approach writing system written English written forms written language York