Sound Learning: 12 Weeks to Joyful Literacy

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9781931492331: Sound Learning: 12 Weeks to Joyful Literacy

After years of success in their own classrooms, Kindergarten teachers, Karen Durrick and Julie Pyne, are ready to share their unique literacy strategies called Sound Learning with the world. More than lessons and routines, Sound Learning is an engaging, flexible framework that leads emergent readers into the world of literacy. Sound Learning bundles formerly compartmentalized lessons into real-life literacy including: oral language, letter learning, phonics, blending, genres, concepts of print, letter writing and strategies for encoding and decoding.

Why is Sound Learning So Amazing?

Because it:

Focuses on meaning, not just phonics

Develops problem solving with text

Helps students experience sounds in context immediately

Teaches multiple sounds for letters

Incorporates correct letter form learning

Links environmental sounds to letters

Provides cross-curricular readers

Includes multiple genres (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and storytelling)

Creates a collaborative process that activates and excites children

Aligns to State Standards while being developmentally appropriate and fun

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About the Author:

Karen Durrick

Karen is an innovator, always looking for better ways to teach emergent literacy. Her passion for her students and their learning guides her instruction and vision for what education can be. She has taught for 21 years, fifteen of those in kindergarten. A trained Reading Recovery teacher and a Writing Institute Teacher Trainer, she also holds a Master s degree in Reading and has created curriculum for several school districts.

Julie Pyne

Julie s avid interest in brain research and her Reading Recovery training inspire new and innovative ways to teach kindergarteners to read. As a certified ESL instructor and writer of ELAR curriculum, Julie has worked with second language learners her entire career and incorporates that experience into Sound Learning. She is passionate about her students learning and has taught kindergarten for over 10 years.


Using the Sound Learning made my teaching come alive! The stories, poems, motions all come together, to create a dynamic learning environment. Infusing concepts of print with phonics is ingenious.
Becky Raymond, Kindergarten teacher --Sound Learning Workshop Review

What especially stands out for me is the joyfulness and effectiveness of your Sound Learning approach, coupled with an emphasis on flexible thinking and risk-taking. It is those life-long skills that will benefit our little ones long past their emergent literacy years into their approach to all subject areas and to real-life problems.

Dr. Eileen Feldgus co-author of Kid Writing --Sound Learning Workshop

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Karen Durrick and Julie Pyne
Published by Discover Writing Company (2015)
ISBN 10: 1931492336 ISBN 13: 9781931492331
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