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Differentiating Phonics Instruction for Maximum Impact

Differentiating Phonics Instruction for Maximum Impact
How to Scaffold Whole-Group Instruction So All Students Can Access Grade-Level Content

March 2024 | 304 pages | Corwin

Teacher be nimble, teacher be quick—the routines in this book make phonics learning stick.

Author Wiley Blevins is renowned for changing the way educators think about teaching children to read, helping thousands of teachers implement effective phonics instruction. Now, Blevins gets us to think in powerful new ways about differentiating whole-class phonics lessons, so students at every skill level can engage. With Blevins’ trademark clarity, Differentiating Phonics Instruction for Maximum Impact provides:

  • High-impact routines that focus on the skills known to develop students’ literacy best.
  • Differentiated application of these routines—with fun multi-modal games and variations—for students working on- below-, and above grade-level expectations, and for multilingual learners
  • Guidelines for creating skills-based small groups for more intensive work
  • “Look-fors” for teachers and supervisors, to know when instruction is working or needs to be adjusted
  • Several reproducible phonics and spelling assessments for placement, progress monitoring, and formative assessments to keep every learner growing as readers and writers.

Differentiation needs to be in the DNA of every instructional plan—so all students' skills progress every day. That’s a tall order, but with this resource, teachers discover that over time, doing the routines gives them a nimble, global sense of their learners and makes teaching more impactful and learning to read more joyful.

PART 1 Responsive Phonics Instruction
Chapter 1: Why Introducing All Students to Grade-Level Content is Key
Chapter 2: What Is Differentiated Phonics Instruction?
Chapter 3: High-Impact Routines
Chapter 4: Progress Monitoring
PART II High-Impact Routines
Chapter 5: Blending Routine
Chapter 6: High-Frequency Words Routine
Chapter 7: Reading Decodable Text Routine
Chapter 8: Writing About Decodable Text Routine
Chapter 9: Dictation Routine
Chapter 10: Word Building Routine
Chapter 11: Word Sort Routine
Chapter 12: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
PART III Tools to Use
Chapter 13: Sample Weekly Lesson Templates
Chapter 14: Phonics Primer for Upper-Grade Teachers
Appendix: Assessments

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ISBN: 9781071894279