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A Sound Start : Phonemic Awareness Lessons for Reading Success - Christine E. McCormick

A Sound Start

Phonemic Awareness Lessons for Reading Success

Paperback Published: 26th April 2002
ISBN: 9781572307612
Number Of Pages: 297
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old

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This book is an ideal resource for any teacher who wants to include explicit phonemic awareness instruction in an early reading program. In one easy-to-use 8 1/2" x 11" volume, the authors present three separate sets of phonemic awareness lessons, complete with scripted directions and reproducible learning materials and assessment tools. Incorporating a variety of fun and engaging activities, each set of lessons is field-tested and research-based. Included are developmentally sequenced lessons for the whole class and small groups, more intensive lessons for children struggling with phonemic awareness, and class lessons on the consonant phonemes to help children hear and process the sounds of American English. The lesson sets can be used independently or in combination with each other, and can easily be adapted to meet the needs of specific classes.

"A particular strength of this well-organized book is the inclusion of materials for both whole-class and individual lessons. This makes it an ideal resource for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and other special service providers working with general education teachers to provide early literacy instruction and intervention for typically developing children as well as those with language and literacy learning risks. Ideally, the shared use of this book will give teachers, graduate students, and SLPs a common way of talking about language and its sounds that they can embed in other reading and writing instruction within the general education curriculum."--Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Western Michigan University

"The National Reading Panel, of which I am a member, strongly recommends phonemic awareness training as part of early instruction in reading. A Sound Start contains many excellent and useful ideas for those who want to start students on the road to high achievement in reading. This text should be of great value to teachers, teacher educators, and others concerned with the science of sound reading instruction."--S. Jay Samuels, EdD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

"Finally, completely scripted classroom lessons for helping children develop the phonemic awareness skills essential for successful reading acquisition! Empirically based and field-tested for effectiveness and usability, the lessons include step-by-step directions and all materials necessary for implementation, including pre- and posttests and reproducible student forms. Unique to this book is the provision of three types of lessons: whole-class/small-group phonemic awareness skills lessons, individualized lessons for children needing extra assistance, and whole-class lessons focusing on the acoustic features and production of phonemes to reinforce learning. Teachers, tutors, and reading specialists alike will find this book a wonderful resource."--Natalie Rathvon, PhD, Early Reading Initiative project director, Archdiocese of Washington Schools, Washington, DC

"Many want to develop phonemic awareness competencies in children but do not know where to start. This book provides systematic and sound guidance to teachers of beginning readers. The lessons it contains also provide a great start on phonics, developing deep understanding of letter-sound associations and phonemic blending as part of word recognition and production."--Michael Pressley, PhD, Michigan State University

Phonemic Awareness: An Introductionp. 1
Phonemic Awareness and Learning to Readp. 2
Instruction in Phonemic Awarenessp. 2
Assessment of Phonemic Awarenessp. 3
General Instructional Issuesp. 4
The Lessons in This Bookp. 5
Referencesp. 6
Introduction to the Whole-Class and Small-Group Lessonsp. 9
General Guidelinesp. 9
Sequence of Skillsp. 9
Plan of the Lessonsp. 10
Data on Effectivenessp. 11
Assessmentp. 12
Referencesp. 13
Phonemic Awareness Assessmentp. 14
The Whole-Class and Small-Group Lessonsp. 21
Concept of Wordsp. 23
Rhyme Recognition and Discriminationp. 34
Rhyme Choicep. 44
Rhyme Productionp. 57
Syllable Countingp. 63
Syllable Blendingp. 71
Syllable Deletionp. 82
Onset-Rime Blendingp. 89
Onset-Rime Blendingp. 96
Review of Rhyming and of Syllable and Onset-Rime Blendingp. 103
Initial Phoneme Identificationp. 108
Initial Phoneme Productionp. 117
Final Phoneme Identificationp. 120
Final Phoneme Productionp. 123
Medial Phoneme Isolationp. 129
Phoneme Countingp. 135
Blending Two- and Three-Phoneme Wordsp. 139
Phoneme Blendingp. 147
Phoneme Segmentationp. 153
Review of Initial, Medial, and Final Sounds and of Phoneme Counting, Blending, and Segmentingp. 157
Individualized Instruction in Phonemic Awarenessp. 163
The Individualized Lessonsp. 164
Assessment for the Individualized Lessonsp. 165
Effectiveness of the Lessonsp. 165
Getting Startedp. 166
Referencesp. 167
Assessment for Individualized Lessonsp. 168
Progress Chartp. 171
The Individualized Lessonsp. 173
Beginning Sounds /m/ and /s/p. 175
Beginning Sounds /f/ and /n/p. 179
Beginning Sounds /p/ and /t/p. 183
Review of Beginning Soundsp. 187
Letters m and s for Beginning Soundsp. 188
Letters f and n for Beginning Soundsp. 192
Letters p and t for Beginning Soundsp. 196
Letters m, s, and f for Beginning Soundsp. 200
Letters n, p, and t for Beginning Soundsp. 204
Review of Letters for Beginning Soundsp. 208
Letters n, p, t for Ending Soundsp. 210
Ending Sounds /n/, /p/, and /t/p. 214
Ending Sounds /n/, /p/, and /t/p. 217
Beginning Letters m, s, f and Ending Letters n, p, tp. 220
Beginning Letters n, p, t and Ending Letters n, p, tp. 224
Letters for Beginning and Ending Soundsp. 228
Posttest and Take-Home Tiny Booksp. 231
Phoneme Characteristics and Lessonsp. 235
Importance of Understanding Phoneme Productionp. 235
Phonemes in Wordsp. 235
Similarities between Phonemesp. 236
Description of Phoneme Productionp. 236
Lessons for Specific Phonemesp. 239
Referencesp. 239
Phoneme /b/ (Letter b)p. 240
Phoneme /k/ (Letters c, k)p. 242
Phoneme /d/ (Letter d)p. 244
Phoneme /f/ (Letter f)p. 246
Phoneme /g/ (Letter g)p. 248
Phoneme /h/ (Letter h)p. 250
Phoneme (Letter j, Digraph dg, Letter g)p. 252
Phoneme /l/ (Letter l)p. 254
Phoneme /m/ (Letter m)p. 256
Phoneme /n/ (Letter n)p. 258
Phoneme /p/ (Letter p)p. 260
Phoneme /r/ (Letter r)p. 262
Phoneme /s/ (Letter s)p. 264
Phoneme /t/ (Letter t)p. 266
Phoneme /v/ (Letter v)p. 268
Phoneme /w/ (Letter w)p. 270
Phoneme /j/ (Letter y)p. 272
Phoneme /z/ (Letter z)p. 274
Phoneme (Digraph sh)p. 276
Phoneme (Digraph ch)p. 278
Phoneme (Digraph ng)p. 280
Phonemes (thumb), (Digraph th)p. 282
Books, Materials, and Alternative Books for Each Class Lessonp. 285
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9781572307612
ISBN-10: 1572307617
Series: Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 297
Published: 26th April 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.91