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Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 10th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-02243-6
288 pages
May 2011, Jossey-Bass
Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 10th Edition (1118022432) cover image
Teaches students of all ages the basics of phonics with a time-tested, foolproof method

This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbs encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty.

  • Offers help for all students including those with learning disabilities or very short attention spans
  • Includes extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100% decodable
  • Uses a multisensory method that benefits all learning styles

This bestselling, much-loved book offers a complete approach to teaching phonics and reading for a fraction of the cost of other programs.

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ABOUT THIS BOOK.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

ABOUT PHONICS PATHWAYS.

GETTING STARTED.

TEACHING AID: SHORT-VOWEL STICK.

GAME: SHORT-VOWEL SHUFFLE.

SHORT-VOWEL SOUNDS.

GAME: Short-Vowel Review (Bingo).

TWO-LETTER BLENDS (Eyerobics ).

GAME: THE TRAIN GAME.

GAME: STARSEARCH.

THREE-LETTER WORDS.

GAME: BAG THE BUGS.

PYRAMID.

/K/ = C-, K-, -CK.

TWO-CONSONANT ENDINGS.

-Y SUFFIX.

TWIN-CONSONANT ENDINGS.

FLUENCY REALITY CHECK: Real and Nonsense Words.

CONSONANT DIGRAPH ENDINGS: -sh, -th, -ch, -tch.

FLUENCY REALITY CHECK: Consonant Digraph Nonsense Words.

SIMPLE LONG-VOWEL SOUNDS.

FLUENCY REALITY CHECK: Short- and Long-Vowel Nonsense Words.

SUFFIXES.

SUFFIX SPELLING CHART.

MULTISYLLABLE WORDS.

/k/ = -ic, -ick.

DIVIDING MULTISYLLABLE WORDS.

PLURAL, POSSESSIVE, AND X.

CONSONANT DIGRAPH BEGINNINGS: sh-, ch-, wh-, th-, qu-.

TWO-CONSONANT BEGINNINGS: bl-, fl-, pl-, cl-, gl-, sl-.

FUN AND GAMES.

TWO-CONSONANT BEGINNINGS : sm-, sn-, st-, sp-, sc-, sk-.

R-MODIFIED VOWELS.

LONG-VOWEL DIGRAPHS.

/S/ = ce, ci, cy: /Ē/ = ei.

VOWEL DIPHTHONGS: /oi/ = oi, oy; /ou/ = ou, ow.

FLUENCY REALITY CHECK: /j/ = -ge, gi-, & -dge Nonsense words.

-Y, -IE PLUS SUFFIXES.

-F = -VES.

NEW VOWEL SOUNDS.

/ŌO/ = oo, oul, u; /ヤ/ = au, aw, al, all, o.

THREE-CONSONANT BEGINNINGS.

SHORT-VOWEL SPELLING PATTERNS.

/Ĕ/ = ea, a, ai; /Ĭ/ = y, ui; /Ŏ/ = a; /Ŭ/ = o, ou, oo, a.

SCHWA.

CONTRACTIONS.

SILENT LETTERS: -le, k, w, l, b, t, h.

SILENT GH: /Ī/ = igh; /O/ = ough, augh; /Ō/ = ough; /ou/ = ough.

/Ā/ SPELLING PATTERNS: /Ā/ = ei, eigh, ey, ea.

S = /z/, /zh/, /sh/; /F/ = ph, gh; /K/ = ch.

ANOTHER R-MODIFIED VOWEL SOUND.

A SPELLING GRAB BAG.

Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs.

Multisyllable Words with Suffixes.

-ce, -ge; -able, -ible.

PREFIXES: pre-, sub-, re-, auto-, un-, dis-, inter-, super-.

MORE SUFFIXES: -tion, -sion, -able, -ness, -ful, -less, -ment.

COMPOUND WORDS.

BUILDING BLOCKS.

APPENDIX A: REFERENCE & SUPPLEMENTAL PRACTICE.

Spelling Strategies.

Index to Spelling Rules and Patterns.

Spelling & Pronunciation Chart.

Plural Spelling Chart.

Suffix Spelling Chart.

Student Achievement Chart.

Student Progress Notes.

Vision and Motor Coordination Training Exercises.

Pyramid.

APPENDIX B: GAMES AND ACTIVITIES.

Hot Tips.

The Short Sheet of Vowels.

The Shoo-Fly Shuffle (a.k.a. Short-Vowel Shuffle).

The Train Game.

Blendit! (Similar to Bingo).

StarSearch.

Bag the Bugs.

REVIEWS AND RESULTS.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR.

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Using her materials, Dolores G. Hiskes has implemented school and community tutoring programs, such as the highly touted YES Reading Center in Palo Alto, CA. She has tutored reading for over thirty years, and trained teachers from all over the world. Well-published in professional journals and a winner of numerous honors, she publishes a free e-newsletter about teaching reading, called Phonics Talk (www.dorbooks.com).
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