Speech to Print : Language Essentials for Teachers

Speech to Print : Language Essentials for Teachers

Description

For two decades, Speech to Print has been a bestselling, widely adopted textbook on explicit, high-quality literacy instruction. Now the anticipated third edition is here, fully updated with ten years of new research, a complete package of supporting materials, and expanded guidance on the how of assessment and instruction in today's classrooms.

Filling a critical gap in teacher preparation courses, Speech to Print supplies K-12 educators with in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of language-fundamentals they need to deliver successful structured literacy instruction. Renowned literacy expert Louisa Cook Moats gives current and future teachers comprehensive, accurate, and accessible information on the underpinnings of language instruction, including:

- the history of the English language and its effect on spelling
- English phonology, including speech sounds and their distinctive features
- how print represents speech in English
- the morphological aspects of words
- syntax and its instruction
- how meaning is conveyed with language

Through case studies, activities, recommended teaching principles, and close analysis of real-world student work samples, teachers will also receive invaluable insight into how their students should be taught. Ideal for use in pre-service courses and in-service professional development sessions, this essential textbook will give educators the strong foundation they need to teach language and reading skills to students with and without disabilities.

WHAT'S NEW:

- New and expanded practical content on the how of language and reading instruction
- New and updated chapter exercises
- New faculty support materials
- More on key topics like program and curricula selection, frameworks for instructional planning, and problem solving when students are slow to respond to intervention
- More accessible, undergraduate-friendly tone and structure
- Additional graphics to illustrate key concepts

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