Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades, 2nd Edition: Updated & Revised (Paperback)

Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades, 2nd Edition: Updated & Revised By Wiley Blevins, Wiley Blevins, Blevins Cover Image
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Revised and updated, this companion book to the best-selling Phonics From A to Z contains everything teachers need to help struggling readers in the upper grades. In addition to ready-to-use lessons, extensive word lists, and quick assessments, this new edition offers step-by-step syllabication support, daily activities and games for combining multisyllabic word and vocabulary learning, a comprehensive phonics survey, technology resources, and more! An invaluable resource!

About the Author

Wiley Blevins is an author, educational consultant, and researcher. He completed his graduate work at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has taught both in the United States and South America. Wiley has written more than 16 books for teachers, including Phonics From A to Z (Scholastic) and A Fresh Look at Phonics (Corwin). He has authored several phonics and reading programs (Scholastic, Sadlier, Benchmark Education) and wrote the recent phonics brief by the International Literacy Association, “Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction.” Wiley’s current focus is on adaptive technology, differentiated professional development, and children’s literature. Wiley has also written more than 75 children’s books.

Praise For…

"Readers of author Wiley Blevins' first book, "Phonics from A to Z for Grades K-3" will find a wealth of new material in this comprehensive work that offers step-by-step instruction to support struggling language learners in grades 3 through 8. The 3rd-grade overlap between the two books signifies the time when students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. It's a significant shift that if bungled can leave a child with serious educational and social deficits.

In his first book, Blevins identified children at being high-risk for reading difficulties as: limited exposure to books, low socioeconomic families, below-average intelligence, limited development of oral language, and English as a second language. For some children, the deck is already stacked against reading success. If we add insufficient teacher readiness to the list, the negative consequences are multiplied. In fact, a 2015 study found that only 36% of fourth-graders (in the U.S.) read at or above the proficient level.

Getting teachers the training and tools (like this guide and a fully stocked library) they need to turn even at-risk students into readers is vital. Educators who understand and teach phonics and word study can have a big impact on their students' reading success. Like in his first work, Blevins offers terrific explanations, context, examples, strategies, and activities. He has a way of making language feel electric and dynamic.

Educators and even parents will benefit from careful and repeated reading of this work." --Melanie Gilbert

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"This is a great supplement for my struggling student. The lessons are simple to follow, includes word lists, and even quick assessments. I would recommend this book for anyone with a child that is struggling in reading. Bonus, it includes daily activities and games!" --Thee~Classy~Gal

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"I love Wiley Blevins Phonics A to Z book, and found this version for Intermediate grades to be just as valuable as a resource. It has all you need to help the Intermediate struggling reader. It has ready-to-use lessons, extensive word lists, and quick assessments. It has a section with step-by-step syllabication support that is very helpful! The daily activities and games are interesting and fun. Another must have resource for your teacher resource shelf!" --Ruthie

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781338113488
ISBN-10: 1338113488
Publisher: Teaching Strategies
Publication Date: January 9th, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English