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Phonics and Structural Analysis for the Teacher of Reading: Programmed for Self-Instruction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Barbara J. Fox

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 25, 2009

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Phonics and Word Analysis for the Teacher of Reading, tenth edition, presents a basic understanding of phonemic awareness and phonics through programmed self-instruction.  Designed for pre-service teachers, classroom teachers, reading teachers, and special education teachers, this text serves as a tutorial explaining letter sounds, patterns and meanings, and providing critical background knowledge for educators who were raised without the benefit of phonics instruction. Pre-tests and post-tests throughout the text allow readers to self-assess what they know and what they learn as soon as they complete each part of the tutorial.  New to this editon is a whole section on word analysis to prepare a teachers' background knowledge for vocabulary instruction.  

Table of Contents




Preface ix


Self-Evaluation I: A Pretest 1


General Knowledge and Terminology 9


Events That Shaped English Spelling 9

What Does the Research Say about Teaching Phonics? 10

Basic Elements of Phonics 12

Box 1.1: Green Glass or Green Grass? Two English Phonemes

Box 1.2: An Allophone Experiment 16

Graphophonic, Syntactic, and Semantic Cues 21

Box 1.3: Spanish Phonemes 22

Review 1 24

References 25


Introduction 27

Review 2 30

Single-Letter Consonants 31

m, q, r, v 33

Box 2.1: How Would a Duck Quack without Q? 35

Review 3 36

b, h, k, t, P 36

Study Guide: Consonants b, h, k, t, m, p, q, r, v 41

Review 4 42

d, f, j, n, z 43

Box 2.2: Why Z Comes Last 48

Study Guide: Consonants d, f, j, n, z; Digraphs dg, gh, ph; Suffix -cd

Review 5 50

C, g, W, Y 51

Box 2.3: Why Not Kfor Cat? 54


Study Guide: Consonants c, g, s, t, w, x, Y 65

Review 7 66

Consonant Digraphs 68

Box 2.4: Too Many English Sounds, Too Few English Letters:

The French Solution 69

Review 8 70

ch, sh, zh 71

Review 9 73

th, jIi, wh 73

Box 2.5: An Easy Way to Recognize Voiced and Voiceless Phonemes and Some

Insight into Invented Spelling 75

Review 10 76

ng 77

Study Guide: Consonant Digraphs ch, sh, th, wh, ng 78

Review 11 79

Consonant Clusters and Blends 80

Study Guide: Consonant Clusters and Blends 83

Review 12 84

Recap I 85

Review 17 120

Diphthongs 121

Review 18 123

Vowel Digraphs 124

Review 19 126

Other Vowel Pairs 126

Study Guide: Diphthongs, Vowel Digraphs, and Other Vowel Pairs 130

Review 20 131

Recap II 132


Review of Phonemes 135

Review Outline 136

Onsets and Rimes 149

Study Guide: Onsets and Rimes and 50 Common Rimes

Review 21 157


Contents 156

Introduction 87

Review 13 90

Short Vowel Sounds 90

Study Guide: Short Vowels 97

Review 14 98

Long Vowel Sounds 99

Box 3.1: Final E Solves Four Spelling Problems

Box 3.2: The Extra E 107

Study Guide: Long Vowels 108

Review 15 110

Study Guide: Schwa 113

Review 16 114

Other Single Vowels 114

Study Guide: Other Single Vowels 120


Introduction 159

Clues to Placement of Accents

Study Guide: Syllable Accents

Review 22 167

Clues to Syllable Division 167

Study Guide: Syllable Division

Review 23 179

Recap III 179



Introduction 185

Review 24 188

Prefixes and Suffixes, Contractions, and Compound Words 188

Study Guide: Prefixes for Word Study 194

Study Guide: Suffixes for Word Study 195

Study Guide: Contractions for Word Study 196

Review 25 197

Spelling Generalizations for Adding Prefixes and Suffixes to Words 198

Study Guide: Spelling Generalizations for Adding Prefixes and Suffixes toWords 207

Review 26 209

Recap IV 209

Self-Evaluation II: A Posttest 213

Answers to the Pretest and Posttest

Answers to the Reviews 229

Appendix A: Phonics and Structural Analysis Generalizations 241

Appendix B: Graphemes, Key Symbols, and Key Words 245

Glossary 247


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