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Featuring vignettes, graphic organizers, instructional strategies, up-to-date research, and more, this updated bestseller helps educators understand the most effective ways to teach all students to read.


Spelling is the third piece of the reading puzzle. It is a far more critical piece than most educators realize. The Report of the National Reading Panel (NICHD, 2000) did not include spelling in its list of essential components of a reading program. At the time, spelling was considered an adjunct of PA, and scholars may have hypothesized that explicitly taught PA and phonics would produce proficient spellers as well as skilled readers. However, there is a new body of compelling research indicating that although PA and phonics instruction in the primary grades are essential to laying a strong foundation ...

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