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Phonics Pathways

Clear Steps to Easy Reading And Perfect Spelling

by Dolores G. Hiskes
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
10th Edition, ©2011, ISBN: 9781118022436
Softcover Teacher Guide / Answer Key, 288 pages
Price: $32.95

Phonics Pathways (with help from Dewey the Bookworm) teaches students of all ages the rudiments of phonics and spelling with an efficient, practical, and foolproof method. Written in an easy-to-use format, it is organized by sounds and spelling patterns. The patterns are introduced one at a time and slowly built into syllables, words, phrases, and sentences. Printed in a large 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flat format for easy photocopying, Phonics Pathways is filled with illustrative examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100 percent decodable. While appropriate for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book has also been used successfully with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

This completely redesigned 9th edition has the same content as earlier versions, but with many added features: a new spelling rule index, additional spelling charts, more proverbs, updated introduction, a new cover, and all-new, greatly enhanced graphics.

We recommend it as a stand-alone or as a follow-up to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons.

Benefits to this book:

  • User-friendly - Letters are added only one at a time, and systematically built into syllables, words, and sentences. Step-by-step directions begin every lesson-no other material is needed and no previous experience is necessary.

  • 100% decodable - Extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings are 100% decodable-only comprised of sounds and rules learned so far. Multiple pictures illustrate every letter introduced. Continuous review ensures retention.

  • Spelling reference - Spelling rules were gathered for thirty years from sources all over the world. Contains all diacritical markings. Quick-reference spelling and pronunciation charts. Index to all spelling rules and patterns. Extensive teaching tips and spelling short cuts.

  • Dyslexic or remedial - Multisensory method addresses all learning styles. A special graduated blending technique strengthens eye tracking and increases eye span. Helps prevent or correct letter/word reversals. Vision/motor developmental exercises.

  • Builds character - Wise, humorous proverbs offer a wealth of insight and encouragement. Encourages virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, courage, and loyalty. Students will delight in Dewey the Bookworm and the whimsical illustrations!
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