Synopses & Reviews
This tenth edition of the classic Phonics Pathways
teaches students of all ages the rudiments of phonics and spelling using a time-tested, practical, and foolproof method. New to this edition are pictures illustrating every sound introduced, lessons in dividing multi-syllable words, and nonsense word reviews to ensure learning.
Written in an easy-to-use format (with help from Dewey the Bookworm), Phonics Pathways is organized by sounds and spelling patterns. The patterns are introduced one at a time and slowly built into syllables, words, phrases, and sentences.
Printed in a large lay-flat format for easy photo-copying, Phonics Pathways is filled with illustrative examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100 percent decodable. While appropriate for K–2 emergent readers, this award-winning book has also been used successfully with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
Phonics Pathways is ideal for school, tutoring, and home use and includes wise, humorous proverbs that encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, compassion, courage, and loyalty.
Praise for Phonics Pathways
"Phonics Pathways is the best book on the market for parents, teachers, or tutors who want to teach early reading skills. It provides research-based, explicit, systematic phonics and multi-syllable instruction in easy, self-guided lessons."
—Catherine Froggatt, R.N., Michigan State Director, The National Right to Read Foundation
"Phonics Pathways is a wonderful teaching tool! Every kindergarten and first grade teacher should have a copy in their hands. If this were the case, intervention in the grades that follow would be a thing of the past."
—Pamela M. Barret, instructional coach and consultant
The best-selling Phonics Pathways teaches students of all ages the rudiments of phonics and spelling with an efficient, practical, and foolproof method.
The book is organized by sounds and spelling patterns. These are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings are 100% decodable. Each new step builds upon previously learned skills for continuous review and reinforcement. Learning in small, incremental steps is easier for everyone, especially students with learning disabilities or very short attention spans. A multisensory method is used to address all learning styles, and every letter introduced is illustrated with multiple pictures beginning with its sound. These features are especially helpful to second-language students.
Although most appropriate for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbs encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty.
Those seeking additional resources for teaching phonics and reading can purchase the Phonics Pathways Booster Pack, which includes the Speaking Pathways CD, flash cards, and a variety of games to reinforce lessons from Phonics Pathways.
Teaches students of all ages the basics of phonics with a time-tested, foolproof method
This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbs encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty.
- Offers help for all students including those with learning disabilities or very short attention spans
- Includes extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100% decodable
- Uses a multisensory method that benefits all learning styles
This bestselling, much-loved book offers a complete approach to teaching phonics and reading for a fraction of the cost of other programs.
About the Author
Using her materials, Dolores G. Hiskes has implemented school and community tutoring programs, such as the highly touted YES Reading Center in Palo Alto, CA. She has tutored reading for over thirty years, and trained teachers from all over the world. Well-published in professional journals and a winner of numerous honors, she publishes a free e-newsletter about teaching reading, called Phonics Talk (www.dorbooks.com).
Table of Contents
ABOUT THIS BOOK.
ABOUT PHONICS PATHWAYS.
TEACHING AID: SHORT-VOWEL STICK.
GAME: SHORT-VOWEL SHUFFLE.
GAME: Short-Vowel Review (Bingo).
TWO-LETTER BLENDS (Eyerobics ).
GAME: THE TRAIN GAME.
GAME: BAG THE BUGS.
/K/ = C-, K-, -CK.
FLUENCY REALITY CHECK: Real and Nonsense Words.
CONSONANT DIGRAPH ENDINGS: -sh, -th, -ch, -tch.
FLUENCY REALITY CHECK: Consonant Digraph Nonsense Words.
SIMPLE LONG-VOWEL SOUNDS.
FLUENCY REALITY CHECK: Short- and Long-Vowel Nonsense Words.
SUFFIX SPELLING CHART.
/k/ = -ic, -ick.
DIVIDING MULTISYLLABLE WORDS.
PLURAL, POSSESSIVE, AND X.
CONSONANT DIGRAPH BEGINNINGS: sh-, ch-, wh-, th-, qu-.
TWO-CONSONANT BEGINNINGS: bl-, fl-, pl-, cl-, gl-, sl-.
FUN AND GAMES.
TWO-CONSONANT BEGINNINGS : sm-, sn-, st-, sp-, sc-, sk-.
/S/ = ce, ci, cy: /Ē/ = ei.
VOWEL DIPHTHONGS: /oi/ = oi, oy; /ou/ = ou, ow.
FLUENCY REALITY CHECK: /j/ = -ge, gi-, & -dge Nonsense words.
-Y, -IE PLUS SUFFIXES.
-F = -VES.
NEW VOWEL SOUNDS.
/ŌO/ = oo, oul, u; /ﾔ/ = au, aw, al, all, o.
SHORT-VOWEL SPELLING PATTERNS.
/Ĕ/ = ea, a, ai; /Ĭ/ = y, ui; /Ŏ/ = a; /Ŭ/ = o, ou, oo, a.
SILENT LETTERS: -le, k, w, l, b, t, h.
SILENT GH: /Ī/ = igh; /O/ = ough, augh; /Ō/ = ough; /ou/ = ough.
/Ā/ SPELLING PATTERNS: /Ā/ = ei, eigh, ey, ea.
S = /z/, /zh/, /sh/; /F/ = ph, gh; /K/ = ch.
ANOTHER R-MODIFIED VOWEL SOUND.
A SPELLING GRAB BAG.
Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs.
Multisyllable Words with Suffixes.
-ce, -ge; -able, -ible.
PREFIXES: pre-, sub-, re-, auto-, un-, dis-, inter-, super-.
MORE SUFFIXES: -tion, -sion, -able, -ness, -ful, -less, -ment.
APPENDIX A: REFERENCE & SUPPLEMENTAL PRACTICE.
Index to Spelling Rules and Patterns.
Spelling & Pronunciation Chart.
Plural Spelling Chart.
Suffix Spelling Chart.
Student Achievement Chart.
Student Progress Notes.
Vision and Motor Coordination Training Exercises.
APPENDIX B: GAMES AND ACTIVITIES.
The Short Sheet of Vowels.
The Shoo-Fly Shuffle (a.k.a. Short-Vowel Shuffle).
The Train Game.
Blendit! (Similar to Bingo).
Bag the Bugs.
REVIEWS AND RESULTS.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.