Significant recent research in literacy learning casts serious doubt on the effectiveness of traditional phonics instruction. Researchers have discovered that traditional phonics, with its emphasis on letters, sounds, and words, ignores the complexity of children's natural learning processes, including children's inclination to focus first on the text, then on whole words, and then on their constituent parts. Whole to Part Phonics offers a concise, accessible introdon whole words, and then on their constituent parts. Whole to Part Phonics offers a concise, accessible introduction to this research and proven strategies for translating it into effective classroom practice. The contributors to Whole to Part Phonics recognize that children need to understand letter-sound relationships in order to become independent and fluent readers. But, they argue, this knowledge is of little value unless children learn how to use it in context. Accordingly, the authors maintain that children's encounters with print lay the groundwork for effective phonics learning. By drawing on children's wider experience of reading and on their preferred modes of learning, whole-to-part phonics offers an exciting alternative - students focus on the construction of meaning rather than the decoding of text. In Part I, Henrietta Dombey explains how phonics works in English and surveys the research evidence for whole-to-part phonics. Margaret Moustafa then offers advice on using whole-to-part phonics strategies in a rich, literature-based reading program. Olivia O'Sullivan of the Centre for Language in Primary Education (CLPE) surveys research that investigates the connection between developmental spelling and reading. In Part II, the staff of the CLPE offers a set of detailed, practical suggestions for promoting the knowledge children need to learn letter-sound relationships and use them effectively in both their reading and writing.… read more
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
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Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
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Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
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Take a look at some of the most amazing buildings, vehicles, and other engineering accomplishments in the world. From cars that do...n't need human drivers to towering buildings that reach new heights, readers will see how today's engineers are pushing boundaries and redefining what is possible. They will also learn about the past innovations that made today's achievements possible and find out what is in store for the future. Skyscrapers: The Empire State Building was the first skyscraper with more than 100 floors. THE FEATURES. Engaging text highlights STEM careers involved in designing and building these engineering wonders. Infographics and charts help illustrate complex ideas. Colorful photos provide incredible views of these engineering wonders. Glossaries explain difficult terms in a way that makes them easy to understand. Sidebars provide in-depth information about some of the most remarkable engineering achievements. www. factsfornow. scholastic.com read more
This series provides users with accessible information for evaluating the often conflicting and ever-changing issues surrounding n...utrition and healthy living.; This title in Lucent's Nutrition and Health series talks about sleep disorders. It describes th read more
During Japan's Month of Waters, Aquaman calls upon The Dark Knight, so get ready for a battle of GIGANTIC proportions as the Bat-f...amily faces robots, sea monsters, and more. Then, on Independence Day, Uncle Sam implores his villainous friends to steal all read more
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Fun practice books with over 250 stickers I Love to Learnis a fantastic series of educational workbooks designed to make learning ...fun Developed in conjunction with experienced consultants, the books tie in completely with the way English and Math a read more
Junior Learning How My Brain Learns to Read Children's Book: Vibrant 12 page children's book to help children understand how their... brain learns to readExplains why some children experience reading difficultiesUses conceptual models and brain based examplesAccessible and easy to read and followOriginal water color illustrations read more
Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten
Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Levels 3 & 4
Launch your children's reading experiences with these primer books designed for explicit phonics instruction. Interactive versions... of these books are available on Starfall.com and the Starfall FREE app. Set of 15 Learn to Read Books: Zac the Rat Peg the Hen The Big Hit Mox's Shop Gus the Duck Jake's Tale Pete's Sheep Sky Ride Robot and Mr. Mole Dune Buggy Soap Boat Car Race My Horse Glory Surfer Girl My Family read more
HOW'S THE WEATHER? SCIENCE LEARN TO READ
Learn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a litt...le yellow birdISBN13: 9780375858994Publisher: Schwartz & Wade BooksPublication Year: 2010Format: HardcoverPages: 40 read more
Understand and use vowels and consonants whilst playing the ZooBooKoo insect alphabet line educational game. Using the integral sp...inner players must spin first to find out how many spaces they are going to be moving, then spin a second time to find out which direction they will be moving in. The aim of the game is to reach the end of the alphabet line first, or catch all the other players. The ZooBooKoo insect alphabet line has three skill levels 3+ (pre-kindergarten), 5+ (kindergarten and 1st grade) and 7+ (1st and 2nd grade) - and all ages can play the game at the same time. 3+ years say the letter sound. 5+ years say the letter name. 7+ years say words that begin with the letter. A great game to help aid children with learning phonics, letter names, spelling and to enhance their vocabulary. The fun doesn't end there though! additional games can be found on the back including write and wipe large letters and a wipe able hangman game. Set includes cute animal counters, dry erase marker, spinner and game board. Taking up no space at all the 1 meter long game board folds up smaller than a DVD box. Great for use within the classroom, at home or on the move. Conforms to current ASTM and CPSIA safety standards. Age 3+ years. read more
Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Pre-k
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Learn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a litt...le yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own!With a story that makes reading fun—and will even help listeners learn to read—this book is ideal for kindergarten classrooms and story hour or as a gift for that beginning reader. Fresh, charming art by Tad Hills, the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Duck & Goose, will make this a favorite.And don't miss the instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Rocket Writes a Story. read more
Players compete with themselves and each other in this fast-paced game. Customizable format lets you choose between multiple level...s of play to practice specific reading and word-building skills. Set includes color-coded rods, 2-minute timer, pencils, score pad and instructions. Game requires two to four players and is designed for children ages 7 and up.Learning Resources Reading Rods Word Phonics Game read more
Players compete with themselves and each other in this fast-paced word-building game. Kids hurry to build words using all sides of... the Reading Rods within the two-minute time limit. Game can be played at multiple levels and can be customized to... read more
Do you think learning can be funny? Would you like to laugh while you learn English? Meet our award-winning friend Heckerty - a 40...9 year old green-faced witch, hilarious and with a heart of gold. An Editor's Choice by Children's Technology Review, "Re read more
Learning to spell has never been this much fun! This unique learning system is portable, sturdy and contains 40 interlocking magne...tic uppercase letters, 10 bilingual picture word cards and a handy storage compartment. The Magnetic Spell and Learn Board will help your child focus on developing early vocabulary, spelling and basic phonics skills. read more
Research shows that phonemic awareness helps children learn to read. Hooked on Phonics "Learn to Read Pre-K Complete" uses a simpl...e and fun approach to give your child a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, a crucial pre-reading skill. Teaches rhyming, beginning sounds, letter names and sounds. Includes engaging phonics-based activities, music videos, and online games. Designed for children ages 3 to 4. Contains both levels 1 and 2 of the Pre-K Learn to Read program in one convenient package. read more
An innovative new series that encourages children to interact and engage while they learn about time, phonics, and first math. "Tu...rn and Learn: Phonics, Time, "and "First Math "includes pages with bright and lively photography and simple labels. There are also turn and learn wheels and a cut-through hole, encouraging children to turn the wheel to find the correct letters, numbers, or clocks to fit in the cut-through hole. This innovative and engaging design will encourage children to learn through interaction. read more
This exciting, fast-paced card game provides kids with hard-hitting practice in reading skills! Players pick and pass cards quickl...y to make words from 1 and 3-letter word families. The first player to make 3 correct words wins. So much fun, kids will want to snap it up again and again! read more
Foam learning letters offer countless opportunities to work on alphabet awareness, letter-sound correspondence and early word buil...ding. Storage bucket keeps letters safely stored between uses. Color-coded letters feature magnetic surface for quick, simple display. Set includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters and storage bucket. Learning letters are designed for children ages 3 and up.Product InformationEducational/Developmental Toy Type: Learning LetterTheme/Subject: LearningSkill Learning: Alphabet, Letter Sound, Word Building, Sorting, Reading, Phonic, Spelling, ConsonantNumber of Pieces: 104Grade: PreK+Recommended Age: 3 Year & UpAge Group: ChildSize: 1.75" Height - Uppercase LettersMinimum Recommended Age: 3 YearPhysical CharacteristicsColor: MultiMaterial: FoamSafety WarningChoking Hazard: YesChoking Hazard Balloon: NoChoking Hazard Small Parts: YesChoking Hazard Toy Contains Marble: NoChoking Hazard Toy Contains Small Ball: NoChoking Hazard Toy Is Small Ball: NoChoking Hazard Toy Is Marble: NoMiscellaneousPackage Contents: 52 x Uppercase letters52 x Lowercase lettersPlastic storage bucketRecycled: NoPost-consumer-waste%: 0%Assembly Required: NoCountry of Origin: China read more