Editorial Reviews for this title:
Phonics in Proper Perspective, tenth edition, is designed to provide both the experienced and the prospective teacher with materials that will lead to better understanding of the purpose and limitations of phonics instruction as it relates to teaching reading, concrete practices to follow in teaching the various steps in phonics analysis, and the rationale that underlies particular instructional practices. This book presents phonics as an important part of teaching beginning reading, reflects the notion that teachers should be knowledgeable about the purpose of phonics instruction and its limitations, and the premise that for children to make normal progress in learning to read, they must learn to associate printed letter forms with the speech sounds they represent. Its new features include: Theme of teacher responsibility and accountability-As designed in the education of the student, provides the strength of instruction and the building blocks for emerging learners. Revision of Chapter 4, Moving into Reading --focuses on the most-common sight words and the importance in recognizing these words in order to excel in today's world. Linked to NCLB topics and pedagogical highlights. Emphasis on direct instruction-Provides approaches, insights, and examples to further help develop the teacher and student.
The most successful phonics methods book ever published--now in an updated Seventh Edition with a new emphasis on using "the reading process" to isolate and identify problem phonics tasks, and help pupils master them.
From the Publisher
As the most successful methods book for phonics ever published, this new edition continues to focus on keeping phonics and a total reading program in proper perspective. It promotes the philosophy that reading depends on growth in three skill areas: 1) identifying printed words, 2) expanding sight vocabulary, and 3) using context as the compass for arriving at meaning. By outlining the purpose and limitations of phonics instruction, it cautions teachers that beginning reading methods should not mislead children into thinking that reading is sounding out letters, learning sight words or using context clues—it involves all these skills in the right combination. Topics include: Phonics: Purpose and Limitations; Phonics: History and Controversy; Prerequisites for Phonics Instruction; Moving into Reading; Consonant Letter-Sound Relationships; Vowel Letter-Sound Relationships; and Structural Analysis Skills. For teachers of reading.
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