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Speech to Print : Language Essentials for Teachers - Louisa Cook Moats

Speech to Print

Language Essentials for Teachers

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9781598570502
Number Of Pages: 288

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One of the most popular and influential reading textbooks of the past 10 years gets a comprehensive update in this highly anticipated second edition, straight from renowned NCTQ-recommended expert Louisa Moats. Updated meticulously with the very latest research, the new edition of this bestselling text helps elementary educators grasp the structure of written and spoken English, understand how children learn to read, and apply this foundational knowledge as they deliver explicit, high-quality literacy instruction.

With extensive updates and enhancements to every chapter, the new edition of Speech to Print fully prepares today's literacy educators to teach students with or without disabilities. Teachers will get

  • in-depth explanation of how the book aligns with the findings of current scientific research on reading, language, and spelling
  • expanded information on the critical elements of language, including orthography, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, and syntax
  • new and improved exercises teachers can use to test and reinforce their own knowledge of language content
  • teaching activities that help teachers connect what they learn in their coursework with what they'll be doing in the classroom
  • new chapter objectives that make it easier to plan courses and review key concepts
  • more samples of student writing to help teachers correctly interpret children's mistakes
  • expanded sample lesson plans that incorporate the language concepts in the book
  • a cleaner, easier-to-navigate layout

A core textbook for every preservice course on reading instruction, this accessible text is also perfect for use in inservice professional development sessions. Educators will have the knowledge they need to recognize, understand, and resolve their students' reading and writing challenges—and improve literacy outcomes for their entire class.

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"This text has been instrumental in deepening teachers' linguistic knowledge and improving their understanding of reading instruction. The second edition incorporates up-to-date research while providing a range of rich examples of how to put this knowledge into practice." --David Coker, Ed.D.

About the Authorp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Why Study Language?p. 1
The Missing Foundation in Teacher Educationp. 2
Language and Literacyp. 2
The Development and Complexity of Languagep. 4
Reading Is Difficult for Many Peoplep. 5
A Research Consensus About Language and Readingp. 6
How Reading and Spelling Developp. 11
Skillful Teaching Prevents Most Reading Problemsp. 15
Teaching Reading Is Complex and Challengingp. 15
Principles of Effective Teaching of Reading, Spelling, and Writingp. 16
Brief Survey of Language Knowledgep. 20
Comprehensive Survey of Language Knowledgep. 22
Phonetics: The Sounds in Speechp. 25
Why Start with Speech Sounds?p. 26
Becoming Multilinguisticp. 26
Counting Phonemesp. 27
Why Phonemes Are Elusivep. 27
Speech Sound Identificationp. 29
Phonetic Transcriptionp. 30
Summaryp. 43
Phonology: Speech Sounds in Usep. 47
Sequences, Syllables, and Stressp. 49
Aspects of Phonological Processingp. 54
Phonemes and Minimal Pairsp. 59
Phonetic Variation and Allophonesp. 60
Systematic Variation in Speech Sound Productionp. 62
Teaching Phonological Awareness-General Principlesp. 70
Sample Activities for Preschool or Beginning Kindergarten Levelp. 70
Sample Activities for First-Grade and Older Studentsp. 72
Summaryp. 75
The Structure of English Orthographyp. 79
A Brief History of Writingp. 80
Meaning and Soundp. 82
Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek Layers in English Orthographyp. 83
Phoneme-Grapheme Correspondences in Englishp. 91
Orthographic Conventionsp. 102
Summaryp. 111
Morphologyp. 117
Why Morphology Is Important for Reading and Spellingp. 118
Morphemes: The Smallest Meaningful Unitsp. 119
Individual Differences in Using Derivational Morphologyp. 139
Derivational Morphology: Principles of Instructionp. 141
Classroom Activitiesp. 146
Syntax: How Sentences Workp. 153
Correct or Incorrect Syntax?p. 154
Natural Knowledge of Syntaxp. 155
Evidence for Syntactic Structuresp. 157
Parts of Sentencesp. 158
How Sentences Growp. 165
Transformationsp. 167
Teaching Sentence Structurep. 169
Summaryp. 171
Semantics: Word and Phrase Meaningsp. 175
Aspects of Word Meaningp. 176
Phrase and Sentence Meaningp. 184
Noun Phrasesp. 185
Pragmatics: Making Sense in Contextp. 190
Reference in Discoursep. 191
Teaching Vocabulary and Other Aspects of Meaningp. 192
Summaryp. 194
Language and Reading Instructionp. 199
The Prealphabetic Learnerp. 201
Early Alphabetic to Later Alphabetic Phases (Ages 5-7)p. 203
A Spelling-Decoding Continuum for Elementary Instructionp. 209
Example Lesson 1: Introducing Letter-Sound Correspondence to a Novice Readerp. 211
Example Lesson 2: Working with Suffixesp. 213
Example Lesson 3: Oral Reading for Fluencyp. 214
Case Studiesp. 215
Summary: The Power of Instructionp. 222
Referencesp. 223
Developmental Spelling Inventoriesp. 233
Directions for Administering the Spelling Inventoriesp. 233
Primary Spelling Inventory-Individual Score Sheetp. 236
Elementary Spelling Inventory-Individual Score Sheetp. 238
Answer Keyp. 241
Glossaryp. 271
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9781598570502
ISBN-10: 1598570501
Audience: Primary / High School
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st July 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 17.53  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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