From Phonics to Reading Teacher Edition Kindergarten

From Phonics to Reading Teacher Edition Kindergarten

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ISBN: 9781421715506
Grades: K

Product Description:

Covers short a sounds plus m, s, t, and p, short i sounds plus n, c, f, and d, short o sounds plus h, r, b, and l, short e sounds plus k, g, w, and x, short u sounds plus v, j, qu, and y as well as an introduction to long vowels, final e plus z. All consonants are introduced with both capitals and lower case. A number of words are introduced as “high frequency words” which will later fall under phonics instruction. Weekly spelling and writing activities are included.

Publisher Description:

The wrap-around Teacher's Edition provides the instructional tools and embedded professional development to teach students foundational skills, including:

  • 30 weeks of explicit, research-based phonics instruction that embody the Seven Characteristics of Strong Phonics Instruction
  • Support for English learners, homework suggestions, and learning center activities
  • Placement test and cumulative assessments
  • Pacing suggestions for active and engaging instruction with the bulk of time spent on reading and writing
  • Interactive instructional resources for essential activities accessible for free on Sadlier Connect


Category Description for From Phonics to Reading:

Publisher Description:

This comprehensive foundational skills program supports students on the path to early reading and writing with:

• A systematic instructional scope and sequence that uses Wiley Blevins' research-based Seven Key Characteristics of Strong Phonics Instruction.

• A focus on application and transfer to real reading and writing, rather than isolated skill work.

• Active, thought-provoking phonics instruction that engages students in their learning every day.

• Built-in differentiated instruction that supports all students through an embedded review and repetition cycle.

Our Description

An attractive, well-organized, comprehensive, user-friendly program that bridges from solid phonics and reading instruction into language arts. The program is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and incorporates its terminology. But (and this is an important “but”), that aspect is not overwhelming and the teacher instructions are well designed and easy to follow. Identifying and incorporating seven characteristics of strong phonics instruction, the author’s goal is to lay a very solid educational foundation. The characteristics? 1. Readiness Skills 2. Systematic Phonics Scope and Sequence 3. Blending 4. Dictation 5. Word Awareness 6. High-Frequency Words and 7. Reading Connected Text. Embedded review and repetition encourages mastery plus there is a focus on movement into real reading and writing rather than only isolated skill work.

The Teacher Edition is a gem. There’s simply no other way to describe it. Day in, day out, the lesson plans are there to support you and provide exactly what you need when you need it. It’s a wraparound book which means there are reduced copies of the student pages with all the teaching information you need provided “around the edges.” This support material is extensive but even more importantly it is understandable. Each day provides simple steps with the amount of time needed for each. These steps repeat through the various days with a weekly pattern. Instructional words are provided (scripted) and activities are described in a straight-forward manner. Weekly lesson components include: phonemic awareness, sound-spelling/blending, high-frequency words, reading connected text, word sorts, dictation, word building, print concepts, word study, independent practice, cumulative review, writing extension, and cumulative assessment. Some of these are repeated daily; other concepts are incorporated on various days each week. Student answers are provided, as well as masters for any needed materials (such as letter or word cards, etc). Likewise, there are daily and/or weekly suggestions for independent/partner work, intervention, and home-school connection. Yes, these courses are geared to a classroom situation but the amazingly user-friendly teacher material means they are easily adapted for use at home.

There are 30 weekly lessons grouped into units. For most years, there are six units with five lessons each although there is a little variation in the 2nd and 3rd grades. Each unit targets a phonics grouping (for instance, long vowel letters and combinations.) For each unit, there is a planner and a pacing guide along with a progress check. Each unit starts with a “Dear Family” home connection page (available in a Spanish translation) that outlines the skills that will be covered in the unit and offers suggestions for extended learning at home. Then follows the daily lessons.

There are several things that separate these courses from other phonics programs. There is a parallel emphasis on word mastery and applied reading, with both aimed at building a solid literacy foundation. There is a minimum of “moving parts” which encourages do-ability. While many programs are colorful and inviting, few are as straight-forward and well-grounded.

The colorful and engaging consumable Student Book is designed for ease of use. There are perforated pages and you will probably choose to distribute them one lesson at a time. Most lessons in the early grades include a removable “take-home” student reading book which is introduced in class and then sent home for repeated practice readings. This feature is clearly a classroom plan, but most homeschool students will be happy to take their new book “home.” Other pages provide activities/exercises, handwriting practice, writing extensions, and a little thinking skills game called word ladders. The game has the student start at the bottom of the ladder with one word and go up the ladder following clues and changing one or more letters at each level into a new word. Word Sorts are another repeated activity. Starting with a list of words and four labeled boxes, the student distributes the words among the boxes under the proper label (such as “a_e,” “short a,” “i_e,” and “short i”).

While we’re still searching for a “perfect” phonics/reading program, this one moves really high up on my list. There’s only one uncertainty about the program. There are references in the books to an online practice component. This must be under some sort of construction as I was unable to access it successfully. The good news is that anything online definitely seems to be in the “hmmm, this might be fun” category as opposed to something integral and necessary for the program. If this portion is never operational, you will not be missing anything essential to the goal of phonics and reading mastery. ~ Janice

Category Description for Complete Programs - Phonics:

Programs in this section go beyond teaching children how to read, incorporating phonetic readers, spelling and writing as well. Arranged roughly by grade/age.


Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade
K
ISBN
9781421715506
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Sadlier-Oxford Education Publishing
Weight
2.15 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.38" x 0.75"
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I teach Kindergarten and I needed an extra one.
MELISSA M on Nov 15, 2021
This book will provide you with all that you need to teach phonemic awareness. My reading specialist suggested it.
Valerie H on Sep 19, 2021
I teach Kindergarten and I needed an extra one.
MELISSA M on Nov 15, 2021
because Wiley Blevins is the phonics master and my 1st graders yielded GREAT success with the first grade program last year
Wyndee G on Nov 2, 2021
This book will provide you with all that you need to teach phonemic awareness. My reading specialist suggested it.
Valerie H on Sep 19, 2021
Aligns with Common Core standards of Learning
Tanicca C on Sep 15, 2021
Teachers find it enjoyable to teach using this book.
Nandini M on Sep 13, 2021
All the reviews rated it highly. It looked to be the best available reading program for homeschooling.
April H on Jul 5, 2021
because Wiley Blevins is the phonics master and my 1st graders yielded GREAT success with the first grade program last year
Wyndee G on Nov 2, 2021
Aligns with Common Core standards of Learning
Tanicca C on Sep 15, 2021
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I am guessing I have been spoiled by Tommy Nelson "My Big Bible Sticker Book" I ordered these two sticker books thinking they would be similar Both books I was dissappointed Yes a younger child might be able to match up the shapes of the stickers but they would need help I would rate these books as 7yrs and older because of the font size and how it is presented The DK book has 600+ stickers but 450 of the are quite small and do not go in the book Which leave them else where Both these books would be "GREAT" for sunday school or VBS but as a busy mom I would not give them to a PK-2nd grader for quiet time
August 1, 2014


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