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Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide to Phonics

By Belinda S. Zimmerman, Nancy D. Padak, Timothy V. Rasinski

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 10, 2007


Learn to collaborate to assess and enhance your current comprehension practices!  


Literacy experts, Timothy Rasinski and Nancy Padak explore five of the major components essential to creating an effective literacy program and present teachers with friendly tips and strategies to implement at their own school. The new series, Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading is a five part professional development program designed to help teachers meet the literacy instruction guidelines as identified by the National Reading Panel (2000). Each of the five books in the series focuses on one key component: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension and offers recommendations for incorporating appropriate reading materials, fostering productive home-school connections, and promoting a desire for students to learn to read and write throughout the five part series. Making this the perfect professional development resource for teachers in the elementary classroom!

Table of Contents

Series Introduction: Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading — A Professional Development Guide      

            The National Reading Panel Report

            Professional Development in Literacy

            Using the Books

            Overview of Book Contents

Introduction: Phonics

Chapter 1        Phonics — What does research tell us?

            What Is Phonics?

            Phonics and Phonemic Awareness:  Are They the Same?

            Why Is Phonics Important?

            The Issue of Scope and Sequence

            Components of Successful Phonics Programs


            Professional Development Suggestions

Chapter 2        Instructional Strategies for Phonics Development

            Guiding Principles for Instruction

            Professional Development Suggestions

Strategy Suggestions

Phonics Materials and Programs

Professional Development Suggestions

Chapter 3        Assessing Phonics Development

            Big Ideas

            Evaluate Your Current Assessment Practices

            Ideas for Assessment

            Plan for Change

Chapter 4        Fostering Home-School Connections

            Working with ELLs

            Communicating with Families

            Professional Development Suggestions

Chapter 5        Resources for Teachers


Appendix A     Book Club Ideas

Appendix B     Notes



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