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Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom
In 1996, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas presented Guided Reading, the most comprehensive guided reading resource ever published. Hailed for its practical, systematic approach, the book showed hundreds of thousands of teachers how to address the needs of the whole classroom as well as individual readers. Now, with the publication of Word Matters, Pinnell and Fountas offer ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 28th 1998 by Heinemann Educational Books
(first published August 1st 1998)
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This book provides guidelines for teaching phonics and spelling in elementary reading classrooms. It explores everything from word study to reading comprehension. It also addresses how to incorporate programs such as writing workshop and word study into your classroom. This book is extraordinarily helpful, providing sample lessons, background and detailed information to help provide a comprehensive balanced literacy program. Pinnel also provides information about how to set up your classroom, ef ...more
Gay Su Pinnell is Professor Emeritus in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and she has developed and implemented comprehensive approaches to literacy education. She has been principle Investigator for two large-scale research projects, two utilizing randomized design. She has worked extensiv ...more