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Author Pinnell, Gay Su.

Title Word matters : teaching phonics and spelling in the reading/writing classroom / Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas ; with a chapter by Mary Ellen Giacobbe
Published Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [1998]


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Description xviii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Eight principles of literacy learning -- Designing a quality literacy program -- Becoming a word solver -- A dynamic classroom environment for word solving -- Interactive word walls and charts -- What teachers need to know about language -- Building on early learning -- What's in a word? Phonological and orthographic awareness -- What children need to know about letters and words -- Assessing what children know -- Word-solving strategies: organize to teach -- Teaching for print and sound knowledge -- Word explorers: teaching strategies that promote active inquiry -- A comprehensive word study system -- Interactive writing: developing word-solving strategies -- The writing workshop: support for word learning -- Reading instruction: systematic observation and teaching for word solving -- Guided reading: powerful teaching for word solving -- Establishing benchmarks for progress -- Thinking comprehensively about word solving
Summary Explains how to create literacy programs for K-3 students that focus on letters, sounds, and words, discussing the theory of word study and providing instructions and practical tools for reading and writing skills
Notes "a companion volume to Guided Reading"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-396) and index
Subject English language -- Orthography and spelling -- Study and teaching.
Language arts.
Phonetic alphabet.
Reading -- Phonetic method -- Study and teaching.
Reading -- Phonetic method.
English language -- Spelling -- Study and teaching.
Author Fountas, Irene C.
Giacobbe, Mary Ellen.
LC no. 98034167
ISBN 0325000514 (alk. paper)