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A Fresh Look at Phonics: Common Causes of Failure and 7 Ingredients for Success Paperback – July 21 2016
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Wiley combines the latest research and his own years of trusted know-how to provide educators with a timely trove of high impact tools they can readily use to deliver world-class phonics instruction. A Fresh Look at Phonics is sure to be another must-have, well-worn classic.
Wiley Blevins' fresh take on phonics is a must-read for anyone looking to improve phonics instruction. He boils phonics down into critical ingredients and supports teachers in the ever-important process of reflection. The book gives professional learning communities the tools needed to turn common instructional failures into effective, timeless practices.--CAROLYN BANUELOS, DANIELLE JAMES, AND ELISE LUND
When Wiley Blevins wrote his first book on teaching phonics 20 years ago I thought that it was one of the most practical approaches to teaching this foundational reading competency. It may seem like a cliché, but Wiley has outdone himself with this book!. In A Fresh Look at Phonics he provides teachers and others interested in effective phonics instruction with a comprehensive and practical guide to making phonics instruction work for all students, all year. Just as the title promises, Wiley provides us with a truly fresh way of thinking about how phonics plays out in classrooms.--TIMOTHY RASINKSI
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Wiley Blevins has taught elementary school in both the United States and South America. A graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, he has written over 15 books for teachers including Phonics from A to Z, Building Fluency, Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction, and most recently, A Fresh Look at Phonics, (Corwin Literacy 2016). He has authored elementary reading programs, conducted research on topics ranging from fluency to using decodable text, and regularly trains teachers throughout the U.S. and Asia. His current interests include using adaptive technology and working with districts to correct instructional and material deficits. Wiley lives in New York City and also writes children's books.
- Publisher : Corwin Press Inc.; 1st edition (July 21 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1506326889
- ISBN-13 : 978-1506326887
- Item weight : 610 g
- Dimensions : 18.54 x 2.03 x 23.11 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book provided a clear guideline on how to systematically present phonics instruction and provides activities and suggestions that are quick and easy for teachers to start doing right away.
The book is NOT a phonics curriculum but instead provides a framework for how to best deliver your curriculum. It discusses the importance of a solid scope and sequence, different research-based ways to teach blending, the value of dictation and follow-up word awareness exercises, decodable texts, ways to teach high-frequency words that are not memorization-based, and how to bring in and read connected texts. In addition, the book covers 10 common areas of phonics instructions 'failure' and how to avoid them.
Lots of practical suggestions that can be implemented right away: daily fluency work, phonemic awareness activities, suggested scope and sequence, blending lines, word building, word ladders, dictation exercises...
Evidence-based activities and suggestions. Great for anybody on the Science of Reading journey.