Voices on Word Matters
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. This follow-up to Word Matters enables teachers to learn more about implementing an effective phonics and spelling program.
What is it?
Voices on Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom presents essential information on designing and implementing a high-quality, systematic literacy program to help children learn about letters, sounds, and words. The goal is to teach children to become “word solvers.”
Who is it for?
The educators, whose writing is featured in this book, 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.
What is inside?
Inside this text there is practical information on how to engage in interactive writing and shared reading, use a word wall and word sorting, and use effective assessment tools. Special guest authors include: Billie J. Askew, David Booth, Diane E. DeFord, Dorothy P. Hall, Patricia M. Cunningham, Justina Henry, Susan Hundley, Diane Powell, Carol Brennan Jenkins, Carol A. Lyons, Andrea McCarrier, Ida Patacca, William Stokes, Sandra Wilde, Barbara Joan Wiley, and Jerry Zutell.
How is it implemented?
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.