This book integrates word study knowledge and classroom applications into one text. Unique to this text is the inclusion of specific strategies for teaching phonics to intermediate elementary and middle school students, recognizing their developmental level and need for more appropriate phonics instruction geared to their age level. Also unique is the embedding of strategies in authentic classroom context, the use of literature, poetry, and three basic cueing systems. Readers are given informal assessments that can be used immediately in the classroom to pinpoint areas of difficulty to provide intervention. It is designed to address the needs of students from K-8, and it includes both instructional activities for typical learners and interventions for students who may be struggling.