For two decades, Speech to Print has been a bestselling, widely adopted textbook on explicit, high-quality literacy instruction. Now the anticipated third edition is here, fully updated with ten years of new research, a complete package of supporting materials, and expanded guidance on the how of assessment and instruction in today's classrooms.
Filling a critical gap in teacher preparation courses, Speech to Print supplies K-12 educators with in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of language—fundamentals they need to deliver successful structured literacy instruction. Renowned literacy expert Louisa Cook Moats gives current and future teachers comprehensive, accurate, and accessible information on the underpinnings of language instruction, including:
• the history of the English language and its effect on spelling
• English phonology, including speech sounds and their distinctive features
• how print represents speech in English
• the morphological aspects of words
• syntax and its instruction
• how meaning is conveyed with language
Through case studies, activities, recommended teaching principles, and close analysis of real-world student work samples, teachers will also receive invaluable insight into how their students should be taught. Ideal for use in preservice courses and in-service professional development sessions, this essential textbook will give educators the strong foundation they need to teach language and reading skills to students with and without disabilities.
• New and expanded practical content on the how of language and reading instruction
• New and updated chapter exercises
• New faculty support materials
• More on key topics like program and curricula selection, frameworks for instructional planning, and problem solving when students are slow to respond to intervention
• More accessible, undergraduate-friendly tone and structure
• Additional graphics to illustrate key concepts
NEW FACULTY SUPPORT MATERIALS! Support your instruction with a complete package of online companion materials, including chapter quizzes, a sample syllabus/course outline, PowerPoints to accompany each chapter, PDF handouts for selected concepts, and a video demonstrating production of all the sounds in the English language.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Why Study Language?
Chapter 2 Phonetics: The Sounds in Speech
Chapter 3 Phonology: Speech Sounds in Use
Chapter 4 The Structure of English Orthography
Chapter 5 Morphology for Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary
Chapter 6 Syntax: How Sentences Work
Chapter 7 Semantics: Word and Sentence Meaning
Chapter 8 Structured Language and Literacy Instruction
About the Author:
Louisa Cook Moats, Ed.D., has published many book chapters, journal articles, and policy papers on reading instruction. Formerly Project Director at the District of Columbia Public Schools site of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Early Interventions Project, Dr. Moats is now an independent consultant and writer who specializes in the professional development of teachers of reading and writing.
She has taught courses in teacher education at the Greenwood Institute in Putney, Vermont, and at Simmons College in Boston. Her publications include this text's companion workbook, Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2003); journal articles; book chapters; a classroom basal spelling program; a book titled Spelling: Development, Disability, and Instruction (York Press, 1995); and a book for parents, co-authored with Susan L. Hall, Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference in the Early Years (Contemporary Books, 1999).