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A Sound Approach

Using Phonemic Awareness to Teach Reading and Spelling
by Heather A. Kenny | Laura A. Robbins

Grade: for grades K–2
5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)
SKU: 978-1-55379-145-4 Categories: ,


  • Softcover
  • eBook

Product Description

A Sound Approach presents a logically sequenced method for teaching reading and spelling using phonemic awareness. The book is based on real classroom experiences, a synthesis of contemporary research, and teacher feedback. This resource provides the knowledge and skills you need to effectively assess and teach crucial reading skills to your beginning and struggling readers.

The authors offer:

  • a variety of simple, effective activities that appeal to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners
  • engaging, easy-to-follow lesson plans appropriate for whole-class, small-group, or individual instruction that easily fit into a readers-workshop or literacy-centre approach
  • enlightening research-to-practice sidebars that respond to common questions and concerns
  • reproducible assessments, sound cards and word cards, short-vowel cue cards, pictures pages, words-and-pictures pages, story starters, and riddles

Additional Information


eBook $33.75, softcover $45

2 reviews for A Sound Approach

  1. 5 out of 5


    This program is incredible. I have been using it exclusively in my Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes. The combination of phonemic awareness, phonics, and reading…has produced amazing results [for my students].

  2. 5 out of 5


    A Sound Approach is an amazing resource for helping struggling spellers of all grades. Students are taught to segment, sort and classify vowel and consonants diagraphs in meaningful and memorable ways. Lesson plans, word cards and graphic organizers are included for all the complex sounds. My students have achieved amazing results with this program.

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