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  • A Fresh Look at Phonics by Wiley...


    “In most instances, there isn’t one main cause of a systematic breakdown in phonics instruction. Rather, a combination of causes can create a perfect storm of failure.”
    —Wiley Blevins

    Picture a class of kindergarteners singing the alphabet song, and teaching phonics  seems as easy as one-two, three, A, B, C, right? In a Fresh Look at Phonics, Wiley Blevins explains why it can get tricky, and then delivers a plan so geared for success, that teachers, coaches, and administrators will come to see owning this book as a before and after moment in their professional lives.

    In this amazing follow up to his renowned resource Phonics From A-Z, Wiley uses the data he has collected over two decades to share which approaches truly work, which have failed, and how teachers can fine-tune their daily instruction for success.

    You will learn to focus on the seven critical ingredients of phonics teaching that produce the greatest student learning gains— readiness skills, scope and sequence, blending, dictation, word awareness, high frequency words, and reading connected texts. Then, for each ingredient, Wiley shares:

    • Activities, routines, word lists, and lessons that develop solid foundations for reading
    • Ideas for differentiation, ELL, and advanced learners to ensure adequate progress for all learners
    • Help on decodable texts, what not to over-do, and what you can’t do enough of for your students’ achievement
    • Interactive “Day Clinic” activities that facilitate teacher self-reflection and school wide professional learning

    In a final section, Wiley details the ten common reasons instruction fails and shows teachers how to correct these missteps regarding lesson pacing, transitions, decodable texts, writing activities, assessment and more. A Fresh Look at Phonics is the evidence-based solution you have been seeking.

    Wiley Blevins, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert on early reading, and author of the seminal book Phonics From A-Z among many other works. He has taught in both the United States and South America, and regularly trains teachers throughout Asia. He holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University, and has worked with numerous educational scholars, including Jeanne Chall, Isabel Beck, Marilyn Adams, Louisa Moats, and Dianne August, and others.

  • Australian Kid Lips Instructiona...


    A 131 page instructional guide with 43 user-friendly lessons. Each lesson is about 10 minutes in length. The extra value in the lessons is the English as an Additional Language or Dialect connection and explanation of why an English language learner may struggle to learn and pronounce sounds in English. Tips for instruction are also a part of every lesson. There is an inset image to match the correct Kid Lips™ picture card with each lesson. The guide is spiral bound for easy use during lessons. This manual is especially helpful for use in small groups and Special Education classrooms.

  • Beanies Teacher Book Ph 2-6 Hi-L...


    To support the Beanstalk Book range of decodable readers, we offer NEW comprehensive Teacher Books. Teacher Book for Hi-Lo Diversity includes an overview of Letters & Sounds programme; phonics scope and sequence, individual teacher lesson plans for each decodable reader in the set, photocopiable activity pages for each book, screening checks and assessment pages, and…

  • Beneath the Surface of Words Wha...


    English spelling has an undeserved reputation as unreliable and riddled with frustrating quirks. In the pages of this book, you’ll find stories, examples, and explanations that will reorient your perspective and reveal the integrated system that makes sense of the spelling of English words.

    This book will answer questions like these:

    – Why is there a W in answer and an L in talk?

    – What’s going on with words like move and comfortable?

    – Why isn’t hasten spelled like basin or mason?

    These spellings make sense once we are aware of all that’s conveyed by a written word—information about so much more than just its pronunciation. This book will introduce the structural (morphological) framework that is present in every English word, reveal the signals of relationships that are embedded in our most interesting spellings, and provide enlightening evidence to support a reevaluation of some traditional spelling rules.

    The compelling explanations of English spelling contained in this book allow all of us to understand and reconstruct many spellings, rather than memorizing them, while expanding vocabulary and deepening reading comprehension. This is particularly important for those with dyslexia.

    Set aside what you know about spelling for the moment, and take a journey below the surface of words. Together, we’ll uncover the surprising coherence, depth, and clarity of the English writing system.

  • Bridge The Gap (Phonemic Interve...


    Bridge the Gap is a series of systematic phonemic awareness intervention lessons for students in 2nd grade and above. The lessons can be used in small groups or with individual students who struggle to decode words automatically.  

  • Choosing and Using Decodable Tex...


    In this must-have follow-up to his landmark best-seller Phonics From A to Z, Wiley Blevins explains why quality decodable texts are an essential early learning tool and how to distinguish the good from the bad. This resource offers practical lessons and routines for using decodable texts to build children’s phonics and fluency skills, as well as tips on selecting strong decodable texts and what to do if you don’t have any. Includes fun and engaging reproducible decodable mini-books.

  • Cooperative Learning & Gram...


    Grammar activities galore! But these aren’t just any run-of-the mill grammar worksheets. They’re based on favourite Kagan Structures to make grammar an engaging process. Students play Showdown to master verb usage. Students play Quiz-Quiz-Trade to memorise contractions. Students Find Someone Who can fix a punctuation problem. You’ll find over 100 ready-to-use grammar blacklines covering all the grammar essentials including antonyms, synonyms, homophones, parts of speech, plurals, possessives, prefixes, suffixes, root words, contractions, capital letters, commas, punctuation, quotation marks, subjects, predicates, clauses, complete sentences, sentence types, and more!

    In this book you’ll find:

    one hundred ready-to-use interactive activities that teach essential grammar skills
    activities to enhance comprehension and retention with Kagan Cooperative Learning structures
    lots of time saving, ready made backline worksheets and reproducibles.

  • Dragon Eggs Series Readers (x10)


    A decodable quest for younger readers.

    Ten story book each focussing on a different vowel spelling. A great resource for children who are not yet fluent readers and need to revisit those tricky vowel digraphs. A higher ratio of text to develop reading fluency and build confidence.

    Reintroduces alternative vowel spellings for 10 different vowel sounds.

    Book 1:  ae
    Book 2: ee
    Book 3: oe
    Book 4: er
    Book 5: ow & oi
    Book 6: oo
    Book 7: ie
    Book 8: aw
    Book 9: air
    Book 10: ar


  • Equipped For Reading Success


    ISBN 9780964690363
    By Dr David Kilpatrick

  • Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI...


    The researchers and trainers at DataWORKS have a vision for all classrooms: All students successfully taught grade level work every day. Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is the book that shows teachers exactly how to do that. EDI is based on educational theory, brain research, and data analysis of more than 2 million assignments from 48,000 teachers, 25,000 classroom observations, and surveys of more than half a million educational stakeholders. Presented in book form here for the first time, authors Hollingsworth and Ybarra give teachers and instructional planners a step-by-step implementation guide to EDI.
    Written in an entertaining, teacher friendly, easy to read style with classroom examples, boxed features, and detailed sample lessons, the book covers checking for understanding, lesson objectives, activating prior knowledge, concept and skills development, guided practice, and much more. EDI is appropriate for ALL learners in inclusive and diverse classrooms. It has demonstrated very high success rates, and teachers who use EDI discover that it puts the fun back in teaching when it enables their students to say “I can do it.”

  • Heggerty Decodable Toucan Books


    The Toucan Series is a set of 6 decodable books for students in 2nd – 4th grade. It was created with our older learners in mind to provide important reading opportunities. Each book is beautifully illustrated and includes a teacher guide and a glossary for non-fiction (NF) books. Stories are meant to be read in a single sitting (25-30 pages in length), and the skills increase in complexity with each book.

  • Heggerty Early Pre-Kindergarten ...


    Overview: 35-weeks of lessons with 3 days per week of instruction, 5-7 components in each lesson

    Grade level: 3 & 4 year old preschool classrooms

    Format: Whole group instruction

    Lesson length: 6-8 minutes

    The Early Pre-K Phonological Awareness curriculum is meant for learners in 3- and 4-year-old classrooms, and the Early Learning and Development standards across all states were used to plan the lessons for instruction. While the standards and expectations differ from state to state, the Early Pre-K curriculum will teach 5 phonological awareness skills. The skills of rhyme, initial phoneme isolation, and blending are introduced at the beginning of instruction. Segmenting words and Final Phoneme Isolation are introduced in later weeks of instruction.

    5 Phonological Awareness Skills
    Rhyme repetition, recognition, and production
    Initial Phoneme Isolation, including listening for a focus sound, alliteration and generating words that begin in a specific sound
    Blending words, syllables, body-coda, and onset-rime (Note: we do not blend at the phoneme level like we do in the current PreK curriculum)
    Segmenting into words, syllables, and onset-rime (begins in week 7; we do not segment into phonemes like we do in the current PreK curriculum)
    Final Phoneme Isolation (introduced in Weeks 24-35)
    2 Early Literacy Skills
    Alphabet Knowledge
    Language Awareness: Nursery Rhymes and sentences

    The lessons include explicit language to teach the skills and provide directions for each activity. Teacher modeling and support is included within the lessons, along with hand motions.

    The beginning weeks of instruction provide teachers with lessons for “Setting the Stage” to help students learn about listening for sounds and developing an understanding of the language play activities .

  • Improving Morphemic Awareness : ...


    Provides teachers and tutors with multi-step activities to enhance their students’ morphological awareness. Using coloured felt squares to represent morphemes, students see, hear, touch and move morphemes while constructing nre words with Latin roots and affixes, Greek combining forms and Anglo-Saxon affixes. The activities follow a logical sequence, beginning with the most common Latin roots and ending with the more challenging Greek combining forms.

    • helps students recognise and manipulate roots and affixes
    • morphemic awareness activities for Latin roots and Greek combining forms
    • designed for students who are studying morphology
  • Improving Morphemic Awareness Us...

    • helps students recognize and manipulate base words and affixes
    • 5-7 minute lessons covering compound words and bases with prefixes and suffixes
    • designed for students who are studying morphology
    • 82 lessons, including 25 compound word lessons and 56 base word/affix lessons
    • introductory chapter providing research behind the approach

    spiral bound: 92 pages

  • Island Adventure Series


    The Island Adventure Series is parallel to the Talisman 1 Series and the Rescue Series. It offers a reality story (rather than fantasy)and covers the phoneme/grapheme correspondences as outlined below.

    As always, this NEW series from Phonic Books UK, is very engaging with fabulous illustrations and tightly written cumulative text.  A matching workbook reinforces all knowledge taught and reinforces the interplay between reading and writing. As Dr. Louisa Moats says “Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out.” When we target spelling, we assist reading development too – but not the reverse.

    Ten books introduce alternative vowel spellings.

    Book 1: ‘ae’: ay, ai, a, a-e, ea, ey
    Book 2: ‘ee’: ee, ea, y, e, ie, e-e, ei
    Book 3: ‘oe’: ow, oa, oe, o-e, o
    Book 4: ‘er’: , er, ir, ur,or, ear
    Book 5: ‘ow’  ‘oi’: ow, ou & oi, oy
    Book 6: ‘oo’: oo, ue, u-e, ew, ou, u
    Book 7:‘ie’:  igh, ie, i-e, i, y
    Book 8: ‘or’:or, ore, a, aw, awe, au, ar, al, ough
    Book 9: ‘air’: air, are, ear, ere, eir
    Book 10: ‘ar’: ar, a, al, au, ear

  • Maximising the Impact of Teachin...


    Drawing on the lessons from one of the world’s leading research and development efforts involving teaching assistants (TAs), this book is the authors’ most authoritative text yet on how to design a whole school plan to improve TAs’ deployment, practice and preparedness, and put it into action. The authors use robust theories and original research to explore an innovative and integrated approach to making the most of TAs, and recognising the valuable contributions they make to the classroom and the school.

    Structured around a unique and empirically sound conceptual framework, this book provides essential principles, practical tools and workable strategies, developed through collaboration with hundreds of UK schools. It focuses on ensuring TAs can thrive in their role, and presents the tools and techniques needed to do so accessibly, and is illustrated with case studies on school and classroom practices.

    Essential reading for all primary school leaders and SENCOs responsible for training and managing TAs, this book is also a useful resource for teachers and teaching assistants looking to optimise the TAs’ contributions.

  • Moon Dogs Extras, Set 1


    24 books with the same gentle, cumulative progression as our Moon Dogs Series, Set 1.

    Age-appropriate stories provide crucial further practice for the sounds of the alphabet at CVC level text.

    Book 1a, 1b and 1c: s a t i m
    Book 2a, 2b and 2c: n o p
    Book 3a, 3b and 3c: b c g h
    Book 4a, 4b and 4c: d e f v
    Book 5a, 5b and 5c: k l r u
    Book 6a, 6b and 6c: j w z
    Book 7a, 7b and 7c : x y ff ll ss zz
    Book 8a, 8b and 8c: All initial sounds, CVC

  • Moon Dogs Extras, Set 1, Workbook


    Reading, writing  and comprehension activities based around the stories from The Moon Dogs Extras Series, Set 1.  A wide range of activities support and provide crucial further practice for the sounds of the alphabet at CVC level text. An ideal resource for older, beginner readers.

  • Morph Mastery : A Morphological ...


    Morph Mastery is an accessible, practical guide designed to support learners with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) who are struggling with spelling, reading and vocabulary. It is an effective, research-based and fun solution for when phonics-based teaching has run its course.
    It is also VERY possible to use the excellent teaching ideas in this resource for whole calss teaching.

    Understanding the morphological regularities in English helps to support both spelling and reading comprehension, yet there are few practical interventions that take a morphological approach. Morph Mastery combines this exciting new approach with tried-and-tested teaching methods that work. The activities in this book follow three engaging ninja-like characters, Prefa, Root and Sufa, who represent the three core components of morphology (prefixes, root words and suffixes) and use their sceptres to craft words.

    Key features include:

    • Exciting and engaging activities and games, designed to be used by individuals or small groups

    • Detailed, curriculum-linked assessments, enabling specific target setting

    • Photocopiable and downloadable activity sheets and resources

    Written in a user-friendly tone, for teaching assistants, teachers and other professionals with little or no specialist knowledge, this book is a must for any school with struggling readers and writers aged 9–13.

  • Morpheme Magic Assessment Supple...


    By Dr Deb Glaser The second edition of Morpheme Magic is identical to the first edition other than the assessment component which will eventually be bound within the same book. Currently in Australia, the assessment component will be sold either by itself or with the original Morpheme Magic book. Each lesson has its own assessment…