Written by two highly respected educators, Teaching Phonics in Context describes how phonics can be taught as children learn to read and write.
The book looks at classrooms that shimmer and shine as children learn phonics through reading picture books, having fun with rhymes, playing with words and writing meaningful texts. It explains how within these contexts children learn the sounds of the English language and the letters of the alphabet and the relationship between them.
Teaching Phonics in Context presents guidelines for teaching letter-sound patterns while debunking the myth that there is a single valid sequence of instruction and revealing commercial programs to be unnecessary and often flawed. The book also includes 'teacher knowledge' sections to provide teachers with the confidence to teach phonics through meaningful reading and writing activities.
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