" Phonics and Word Study for the Teacher of Reading offers students greater accessibility to phonics and its complexities in a useful format for self-study. The chapters follow a logical progression from general to specific, which is what my students really need.” — Charlotte L. Pass, State University of New York, Cortland
“This book uses frequent review and plenty of examples to introduce phonics to preservice teachers. As a self-guided text, it allows students to proceed at their own pace through a series of exercises that will build a strong foundational understanding of phonemic awareness, phonics and related skills. The conversational style and accessible vocabulary with which the text is written makes it very user-friendly.” — Kayla S. Zimmer, St. Bonaventure University
“The fact that the text is a self-paced tutorial makes it an excellent choice for on-line courses. The Study Guides and Reviews are strategically placed for on-going monitoring of the students.” — James Gaggini, Clarion University
“This text exceeds what I expect from a programmed text on phonics. It is thorough and complete in its coverage, including structural analysis, and it adds interesting sidebars about the history of the English language. It is a much more interesting read than most programmed texts I have seen.” — Dorothy Morrison, Ohio State University
“Barbara Fox’s desire to help teachers is seen in the way she organizes her information into frames with repeated practice so the reader becomes proficient in all the phonetic areas presented in this text. She has a good grasp of what teachers should know in order to teach phonics and structural analysis in the classroom. The manner in which she presents her information and examples gives the teacher a clear understanding of terminology, letter and sound relationships, and other word identification skills. She shows her creativity in text variety by providing the reader with “Boxes” of background knowledge which offer interesting bits of alphabetic history. The information presented in these sections is appropriately placed within the content. What a nice feature!” — Donna Schweitzer, Forwood Elementary School, Wilmington, DE
From the Back Cover
Pre-service teachers, classroom teachers, reading teachers, and special education teachers can turn to this self-paced, self-instruction program to develop a sound, comprehensive understanding of phonemic awareness and phonics–and make the connections between what they are teaching and the Common Core State Standards Foundational Skills.
A careful sequence of material guides readers to correct responses. Ample repetition and review reinforces learning. Assessment helps teachers gauge their learning, and a pretest and a posttest allow for checking learning before and after using the program.
The new Eleventh Edition:
- Helps teachers make the connections between what they are teaching and the Foundational Skills strand of the Common Core State Standards.
- Explains how children demonstrate awareness of words, syllables, rhymes, and individual phonemes.
- Provides a variety of outstanding opportunities for assessment and self-checking.
- Updates the research on phonemic awareness and phonics.
Also from Barbara J. Fox:
0132611287 - Word Identification Strategies, 5/e - c2012
013208094X - Phonics and Structural Analysis for the Teacher of Reading, 10/e - c2010
0131561324 - 100 Activities for Developing Fluent Readers, 2/e - c2008