Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children's knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners' phonological awareness and effectively supporting those who are struggling (ages 3–17). The book discusses ways to tailor instruction and intervention for a broad range of students, including English language learners (ELLs) and those with reading or language disorders.
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Appendix. English Phonemes
"Dr. Gillon’s contributions are amazing! If only all reading/literacy instructors, university professors of education, school administrators, and speech–language pathologists were to read, digest, and apply the insights in this book, I am certain that 'at-risk' children would become significantly better readers, and that the literacy skills of all children would be enhanced as well. This volume is loaded with evidence-based information, but it also is extremely readable."
- Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, Professor Emerita of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Wichita State University
"Gillon addresses theoretical and practical aspects of the important role of phonological awareness in becoming literate, the basic right of every individual. The second edition presents up-to-date research on the development of phonological awareness as well as the practicalities of helping children learn to read and spell. This excellent volume fills a need for literacy researchers and practitioners and will be an exceptional resource for literacy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I will definitely use it in my classes"
- R. Malatesha Joshi, PhD, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University; Fellow, American Educational Research Association