Leading phonics expert Wiley Blevins has updated his best-selling classic to include the latest in phonics instruction and the science of reading, as well as current research on handwriting and on phonemic awareness. This revised edition also offers ideas for maximizing your scope and sequence, practical tips for creating sound walls, a decodable text routine for building comprehension, strategies for differentiating during whole-group lessons while better targeting small-group work, and more.
About the Author
Wiley Blevins is an author, educational consultant, and researcher. He completed his graduate work at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has taught both in the United States and South America. Wiley has written more than 16 books for teachers, including Phonics From A to Z (Scholastic) and A Fresh Look at Phonics (Corwin). He has authored several phonics and reading programs (Scholastic, Sadlier, Benchmark Education) and wrote the recent phonics brief by the International Literacy Association, “Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction.” Wiley’s current focus is on adaptive technology, differentiated professional development, and children’s literature. Wiley has also written more than 75 children’s books.