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Voices on Word Matters

Voices on Word Matters

Learning About Phonics and Spelling in the Literacy Classroom

By Edited by Irene Fountas, Edited by Gay Su Pinnell

If you're interested in learning more about implementing an effective phonics and spelling program, this follow-up to Word Matters provides all the information. This edited collection is a rich extension of Fountas and Pinnell's instructional system for word study, featuring chapters by the field's most important scholars and practitioners. These educators explore letter and word learning in a variety of reading, writing, and language contexts—with articles that range from detailed observations of individual readers and writers to full-scale analyses of classroom processes and student work. The...

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If you're interested in learning more about implementing an effective phonics and spelling program, this follow-up to Word Matters provides all the information. This edited collection is a rich extension of Fountas and Pinnell's instructional system for word study, featuring chapters by the field's most important scholars and practitioners. These educators explore letter and word learning in a variety of reading, writing, and language contexts—with articles that range from detailed observations of individual readers and writers to full-scale analyses of classroom processes and student work. The book includes practical information on how to engage in interactive writing and shared reading, how to use a word wall and word sorting, and how to use effective assessment tools.

Special guest authors include: Billie J. Askew • David Booth • Diane E. DeFord • Dorothy P. Hall and Patricia M. Cunningham • Justina Henry • Susan Hundley and Diane Powell • Carol B. Jenkins • Carol A. Lyons • Andrea McCarrier and Ida Patacca • William Stokes • Sandra Wilde • Barbara Joan Wiley • Jerry Zutell.

Voices on Word Matters will extend your learning as it takes you into rich literacy classrooms, provides you with concrete learning activities, and expands your understanding of Fountas and Pinnell's instructional framework. There are also reproducible sheets and lists for classroom application as well as end-of-chapter professional development activities to support you in your work and in your collegiality.

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Contents

Contents:
I. A High-Quality Literacy Program: Make Way for Letters and Words 1.
Word Solving: Investigating the Properties of Words, G. Pinnell 2. Word Matters: A Curriculum for Helping Children Become Word Solvers, I. Fountas II. Writing: Constructing Letters and Words 3. Interactive Writing: The How and Why of Teaching and Learning Letters, Sounds, and Words, B. Wiley 4. Becoming a Writer: Learning Through Interactive Writing, J. Henry 5. Kindergarten Explorations of Letters, Sounds, and Words, A. McCarrier & I. Patacca 6. Letter Learning in the Early Literacy Classroom, C. Lyons 7. Assessing Spelling Knowledge: The Child as a Reader and Writer, C. Jenkins III. Language Play and Word Study 8. Language Delights and Word Play: The Foundation for Literacy Learning, D. Booth 9. Sorting It Out Through Word Sorts, J. Zutell 10. Multilevel Word Study: Word Charts, Word Walls, and Word Sorts, D. Hall & P. Cunningham 11. Learning Links in Language and Literacy, D. DeFord IV. Reading: Taking Apart Letters and Words 12. Helping Young Readers Learn How to Problem Solve Words While Reading, B. Askew 13. Shared Reading: Investigating Letters and Words, S. Hundley & D. Powell V. Expert Voices: What Does the Research Say? 14. How Children Learn to Spell: Evidence from Decades of Research, S. Wilde 15. How Do Children Learn to Read? Evidence from Decades of Research, W. Stokes 16. Meeting the Literacy Challenge: The Role of Word Matters, I. Fountas & G. Pinnell

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