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Phonics in Proper Perspective [Paperback]

Arthur W. Heilman
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June 2, 1997 0136146457 978-0136146452 8 Sub
With a focus on the "middle ground", between too much and too little phonics instruction, this is the most successful methods text for phonics ever published. By combining sound principles with solid classroom practices, this text demonstrates how teachers can use the reading process to isolate, identify, and help children master problem phonics tasks.

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Merrill Pub Co; 8 Sub edition (June 2, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136146457
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136146452
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,464,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A new teacher March 31, 2000
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This is a great little handbook for new teachers. It is easy to read and provides practical methods to teach phonics--it also provides ideas for activities. The book begins by discussing the purpose and limitations of phonics. Next it discusses the history and controversy of phonics--basal programs, and sight-word method vs. phonetic method. It also describes how children learn to read, and prerequisites for phonics instruction. Best of all--it leads you through the process of teaching phonics; starting with consonant letter-sound relationships, vowel letter-sound relationships, structural analysis, etc. It provides information on how to teach as well as activities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Answer to a Literacy Directors Prayers! June 15, 2000
As a the director of a volunteer literacy program, I am constantly asked by our tutors about phonics. I kept thinking to myself "If only I could find a simple, inexpensive book that would not only explain what phonics is (and what it isn't), but how and when to teach it and what sequence to teach it in." Then to my delighted surprise I found this book! I plan to buy as many copies as our program can afford. It will be required reading for any tutor with a student that needs help with decoding. Also, even though the book refers to beginning readers as children, the strategies presented can be easily applied to adult learners.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Phonics Still November 15, 2013
By patish
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Just like my book from the early 70s...guess phonics doesn't change much. Probably didn't need to buy a new edition afterall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 1, 2014
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