Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 10th Edition
April 2011, Jossey-Bass
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.
ABOUT PHONICS PATHWAYS.
TEACHING AID: SHORT-VOWEL STICK.
GAME: SHORT-VOWEL SHUFFLE.
GAME: Short-Vowel Review (Bingo).
TWO-LETTER BLENDS (Eyerobics ).
GAME: THE TRAIN GAME.
GAME: BAG THE BUGS.
/K/ = C-, K-, -CK.
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.
SUFFIX SPELLING CHART.
/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-.
/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.
SHORT-VOWEL SPELLING PATTERNS.
/Ĕ/ = ea, a, ai; /Ĭ/ = y, ui; /Ŏ/ = a; /Ŭ/ = o, ou, oo, a.
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.
APPENDIX A: REFERENCE & SUPPLEMENTAL PRACTICE.
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.
APPENDIX B: GAMES AND ACTIVITIES.
The Short Sheet of Vowels.
The Shoo-Fly Shuffle (a.k.a. Short-Vowel Shuffle).
The Train Game.
Blendit! (Similar to Bingo).
Bag the Bugs.
REVIEWS AND RESULTS.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.