If you’re interested in learning more about implementing an effective phonics and spelling program, this follow-up to Word Matters provides all the information. This edited collection is a rich extension of Fountas and Pinnell’s instructional system for word study, featuring chapters by the field’s most important scholars and practitioners. These educators explore letter and word learning in a variety of reading, writing, and language contexts, with articles that range from detailed observations of individual readers and writers to full-scale analyses of classroom processes and student work. The book includes practical information on how to engage in interactive writing and shared reading, how to use a word wall and word sorting, and how to use effective assessment tools. Special guest authors include:
  • Billie J. Askew
  • David Booth
  • Diane E. DeFord
  • Dorothy P. Hall and Patricia M. Cunningham
  • Justina Henry
  • Susan Hundley and Diane Powell
  • Carol B. Jenkins
  • Carol A. Lyons
  • Andrea McCarrier and Ida Patacca
  • William Stokes
  • Sandra Wilde
  • Barbara Joan Wiley
  • Jerry Zutell
Voices on Word Matters will extend your learning as it takes you into rich literacy classrooms, provides you with concrete learning activities, and expands your understanding of Fountas and Pinnell’s instructional framework. There are also reproducible sheets and lists for classroom application as well as end-of-chapter professional development activities to support you in your work and in your collegiality.