Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers, Second Edition

Authors: Louisa C. Moats Ed.D., Bruce L Rosow

Format: Paperback, 272 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781598571622
Price: $29.95

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One of the most popular and influential reading textbooks of the past 10 years gets a comprehensive update in this highly anticipated second edition, straight from renowned NCTQ-recommended expert Louisa Moats. Updated meticulously with the very latest research, the new edition of this bestselling text helps elementary educators grasp the structure of written and spoken English, understand how children learn to read, and apply this foundational knowledge as they deliver explicit, high-quality literacy instruction.

With extensive updates and enhancements to every chapter, the new edition of Speech to Print fully prepares today's literacy educators to teach students with or without disabilities. Teachers will get

  • in-depth explanation of how the book aligns with the findings of current scientific research on reading, language, and spelling
  • expanded information on the critical elements of language, including orthography, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, and syntax
  • new and improved exercises teachers can use to test and reinforce their own knowledge of language content
  • teaching activities that help teachers connect what they learn in their coursework with what they'll be doing in the classroom
  • new chapter objectives that make it easier to plan courses and review key concepts
  • more samples of student writing to help teachers correctly interpret children's mistakes
  • expanded sample lesson plans that incorporate the language concepts in the book
  • a cleaner, easier-to-navigate layout

A core textbook for every preservice course on reading instruction, this accessible text is also perfect for use in inservice professional development sessions. Educators will have the knowledge they need to recognize, understand, and resolve their students' reading and writing challenges—and improve literacy outcomes for their entire class.


Review by: Marilyn Jager Adams
"Remarkably instructive and thought provoking. It is a brilliant companion to Speech to Print-each excellent, together extraordinary."
Review by: Marcia Henry, author, Unlocking Literacy; Professor Emerita, San Jose State University; Past President, The International Dyslexia Association
"Teachers of reading and spelling will enjoy and benefit from the numerous creative and stimulating activities."
Review by: Lynn Kuhn, Language-Literacy Links Consultant
"Being able to differentiate the pacing and amount of practice with the material through the language exercises in the workbook is a tremendously valuable support for every type of learner."
Review by: Lori Josephson, Educational Consultant, Literacy Coach
"Use of the activities in this workbook with teachers receiving year-long professional development has served to provide hands-on application of important concepts, which has allowed them to better teach students using research-based, explicit methods."
Review: NY IDA E-News
"Read this lively, informative book for all of the fascinating details about written and spoken English and how and why to teach these language essentials to enhance children's learning."

Table of Contents

About the Author

  1. Why Study Language?
  2. Phonetics: The Sounds in Speech
  3. Phonology: Speech Sounds in Use
  4. The Structure of English Orthography
  5. Morphology
  6. Syntax: How Sentences Work
  7. Semantics: Word and Phrase Meanings
  8. Language and Reading Instruction


Appendix A:

Developmental Spelling Inventories
Directions for Administring the Spelling Inventories
Primary Spelling Inventory—Individual Score Sheet
Elementary Spelling Inventory—Individual Score Sheet

Appendix B: Answer Key

Appendix C: Glossary


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