Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5     Phonics, Sight Vocabulary, and Fluency

Focus Questions

  • How does direct, systematic instruction in phonics fit into a comprehensive approach to literacy?
  • How should sight vocabulary be taught?
  • What are the key components of a model phonics program?
  • What is fluency, and how does it relate to comprehension?
  • What are the most important factors to keep in mind when teaching phonics to beginning readers? To English learners? To students with special needs?

Key Concepts

Questions for Journal Writing & Discussion

Suggestions for Projects & Field Activities


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