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On the Podcast: A Word on Phonics with Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

On this episode of The Heinemann Podcast, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell to discuss why Phonics is a critical part of a cohesive literacy system.  (continue reading)

What To Do In A Phonics Lesson:  5 Research-Based Essentials

Evidence has converged on several important elements of a phonics lesson. Here are 5 research-based essential parts of a phonics lesson.  (continue reading)

The Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 3)

This excerpt from A Guide to the Phonics Units of Study focuses on the importance of high engagement and supporting all members of a learning community.  (continue reading)

The Guiding Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 2)

This week we discuss two of the guiding principles of the Units of Study in Phonics: 1) a lean, efficient curriculum, and 2) going beyond item knowledge.  (continue reading)

The Guiding Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 1)

The following excerpt from the Guide describes 2 of the principles behind the phonics units: teaching for transfer and building on the research of experts.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Letter Lessons and First Words with Heidi Anne Mesmer

How does phonics effectively fit within daily classroom instruction? Today on the podcast, we’re joined by author Heidi Anne Mesmer  (continue reading)

What Can Marie Kondo Teach Us About Phonics Instruction?

In addition to using clear language and providing helpful feedback, teachers should be mindful of extra talk in their lessons.  (continue reading)

What We Have Learned (so far) from Teaching the Phonics Units of Study

The TCRWP phonics team has been observing and collecting data as teachers have gotten the phonics units off and going. This feedback will inform the ongoing phonics work, including the development of the second grade series.  (continue reading)

Phonics is for Reading and Writing

In a recent series of short video interviews, Lucy Calkins and her TCRWP coauthors discussed the guiding principles they had in mind while creating the forthcoming Units of Study in Phonics. Watch the videos below to discover the why the authors paid particular attention to transfer and engagement.  (continue reading)

Reimagine Your Phonics Curriculum with the New Units of Study in Phonics!

Lucy Calkins and her colleagues have developed a new Units of Study for Phonics for K-1 that will release early this summer. This new resource will help early educators provide an accessible introduction to phonics.  (continue reading)

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