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Lessons in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Lessons in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

September 2015 | 176 pages | Learning Matters

Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum!

Phonics is taught every day in primary schools across England.  It is fully embedded in the National Curriculum and is a huge part of teaching children to read. How do you ensure that you understand both what and how to teach?  How do you separate good phonics teaching from the many phonics schemes that are used?  What does a good phonics lesson look like? This text provides exemplar lessons in phonics and supports you to teach tricky words, alternative spellings, and pronunciation as well as addressing other phonics teaching challenges.  It explores the most popular phonics schemes and shows you how good phonics teaching works across schemes. The adaptable and inspired lesson plans included, highlight how phonics teaching can be fun, offering ideas for teaching phonics outdoors, whole class phonics teaching and nonsense words. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? 

Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards.

Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Why phonics?
Phonics in context
Reception: Developing phonemic awareness
Reception: Beginning to read and write using CVC words
Year 1: Teaching grapheme-phoneme correspondences
Year 1: Long vowel digraphs
Year 1: Decoding and encoding text
Years 1 and 2: Morphemes - prefixes, suffixes and root words
Year 2: Homophones and contractions
Year 2: Phonics into spelling
Teaching tricky or common exception words
Moving on

Gives a good general understanding of phonics

Mrs Ranjana McLean
Department of Education, London Metropolitan University
September 20, 2016

Phonics is being given a good press at the moment and this book gives a general overview of how it may be taught within primary schools. The vocabulary and language required is explained and used in an easy to follow manner and will be a good way of promoting self study for the trainees.

Mrs Nesta Wynne Elliott
School of Education, Bangor University
August 9, 2016

This book cannot be recommended enough for student teachers who are trying to build their confidence in teaching phonics in primary classrooms.

Mrs Kulwinder Maude
Education , Kingston University
May 31, 2016

This is a clear and thoughtfully written book that supports trainee teachers and qualified teachers in understanding the complexity of subject knowledge required to teach phonics effectively.

Ms Lisa Baldwin
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
May 16, 2016

Another book from this very useful series. The combination of supporting subject knowledge for teaching phonics alongside clear exemplars for lessons that are engaging and contextualised is very helpful for student teachers.

Ms Penny Amott
IOE, Institute of Education
October 13, 2015

Very pertinent to the teaching and learning of phonics. Particularly useful for those requiring support to teach phase 5 & 6 and to older children beyond KS1. Clearly set out with differentiated activities. Link to TS. Thoughts about using phonics within other curriculum areas.

Mrs Ros Steward
Department of Education, University of the West Of England
May 23, 2016

This book is a useful resource which presents the teaching of phonics within the historical and research context. Exemplar lessons provide a useful starting point for planning and the authors provide helpful prompts to support differentiation and extending the learning.

Mrs Wendy Elizabeth Cobb
Department of Primary Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
August 17, 2015

As with other texts by Waugh, the book will prove invaluable in the support it offers trainee teachers.

Mrs Susan Braud
Department of Education , University of Bedfodshire
September 8, 2015

This text effectively supports trainee teachers in understanding what good phonics teaching looks like. It makes explicit links to the English Programmes of Study 2014 and the Rose Review which fed into this.
Practical lesson ideas exemplify how to apply the theory, highlighting how phonics teaching can be creative and fun.

Mrs Eleanor Jane Power
Primary Education, Nottingham Trent University
August 14, 2015