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The Sounds and Spelling Patterns of English: Phonics for Teachers and Parents Paperback – Jan 1993

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Oxton House Pub (January 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881929019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881929017
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 16.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,664,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Since its publication in 1993, "The Sounds and Spelling Patterns of English" has been used as a textbook for teacher education courses in colleges and universities in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Written by a researcher who has been teaching children in elementary classrooms and clinics for more than 25 years, this book continues to be up-to-date and highly relevant to the return to phonics-based reading instruction in today's schools.

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"Which word families should my students be able to read by now?"
"I am home-schooling my children; what reading skills should they learn?"
"Why does 'happening' have one n before the 'ing', when 'beginning' has two?"

Written in response to these and many, many other questions from practicing teachers, concerned parents, and college students, this book presents an overview of the structure of written words that shows readers how the sounds of English are paired with their spelling patterns. It delineates, carefully and clearly, the task of decoding written English, providing the conceptual background necessary for informed discussions about how best to help students learn the phonics skills.

"The Sounds and Spelling Patterns of English" is for anyone who is or will be involved in teaching someone to read words. It can be used as
-- a primary text in courses that focus on various methods for teaching reading-decoding and spelling;
-- a supplementary text in virtually any course about reading skills;
-- a reference for teachers whose students need help with learning sounds and letter patterns;
-- a resource book for parents who are home-schooling their children;
-- an informative guide for anyone who is actively involved in someone else's reading instruction.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Use the decoding process described to improve reading skills March 31 1999
By A Customer - Published on
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This book is about Phonics. Although the first chapter is not written for children, it is very helpful in explaining how to de-code the mystery words. This book should be used by person's who may be assisting anyone with reading instruction. The book includes work pages (with answers given in the back of the book) and easy to understand text. This book is an excellent resource for teachers and also for parents who may be supplimenting the school's reading program. The book would be invaluable for parents who home-school. If you have ever wondered why the word "happening" is spelled using just one "n" and the word "beginning" is spelled using two "n"'s, this book will answer that question and many more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Usable Feb. 23 2011
By Donna Daulton - Published on
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This is a wonderful book that I have used over and over again for my own reference as well as with adult students -both ESL and literacy students. It explains the complex system of English phonics in simple, easy to understand language, but is by no means lightweight. There is a lot of information packed into a few pages. I love the visual way the vowels are organized. It makes them so easy for visual learners to grasp. It is an invaluable resource for all kinds of teachers and learners.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent info July 17 2013
By Sergio Meza Padilla - Published on
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I'm an ESL teacher, so I need to know about English pronunciation, especially because my students ask me questions in regards to pronunciation that I didn't know the answer for. I have seen other titles and authors, but this one is a great one.
2.0 out of 5 stars More information than desired Aug. 11 2013
By Diane Kenney - Published on
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Very dense text-not so useful for ESL teaching. I was hoping to find some simpler worksheet-like pages that I could use in teaching ESL classes.