Making Sense of Phonics

Third Edition
The Hows and Whys

Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck

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September 16, 2024
ISBN 9781462555369
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238 Pages
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September 16, 2024
ISBN 9781462555352
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238 Pages
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238 Pages
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The new edition will be published September 16, 2024. If you need this title before then, please see the previous edition.
Now in a revised and updated third edition incorporating a decade of additional research and classroom experience, this book has helped over 100,000 primary-grade teachers understand and successfully apply the science of reading in phonics instruction. Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck present innovative approaches to assessing and teaching letter–sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. A wealth of reproducible forms and word lists can be copied from the book or downloaded and printed; the companion website also features supplemental word lists, word and syllable cards, and 30 illustrated Syllasearch stories. Engaging teacher anecdotes and end-of-chapter “Your Turn” activities enhance the book's utility as a professional development resource and course text.

New to This Edition
  • Chapter on the key role of phonics in today's literacy programs—with a focus on what is needed for high-quality instruction aligned with the science of reading.
  • Chapter on extending Word Building instruction to small groups and individual students.
  • Extensive revision of the Syllasearch activity for decoding multisyllabic words.
  • Expanded reproducible and downloadable tools, including enhanced Word Building lists, new Syllasearch lists (with teaching tips), and eight new Syllasearch stories.