Language Essentials for Teachers, Third Edition
Speech to Print
Special Education
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.

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2020 344
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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.

WHAT'S NEW:
  • 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.

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About the Author
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction

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

Index

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William Van Cleave, W.V.C.ED., Educational Consultant & Author - April 20, 2020

“Clear and beautiful prose make this important updated and expanded third edition of Speech to Print a pleasurable and educational read.  Bravo to Dr. Louisa Moats for a game changer of a book in the field of structured literacy.”

Marcia Henry, Ph.D., author, Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction; former president, The International Dyslexia Association; Professor Emerita, San Jose State University - January 21, 2020
Includes all a teacher needs to know about the English language in order to teach reading and writing . . . a must-read for all teachers.
Sheldon Horowitz, Ed.D, Senior Advisor, Strategic Innovation, Research & Insights, National Center for Learning Disabilities - January 21, 2020
Knowledge drives impact, and this updated volume is a ‘must have’ for anyone who is committed to evidence-based literacy instruction and support
This book may be appropriate for courses similar to those listed below:

COM 307 Language and Literacy Development

RD 214 Early Literacy I

LIT 502 Advanced Linguistics: Language Foundations for Teachers of Reading, Writing, and Spelling
RED 5355 Teaching Reading in Elementary School

SE 530: Integrated Curriculum and Methods for Students with Disabilities – Academic (supplemental)

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  • sample syllabus/course outline
  • PowerPoint slide decks to accompany each chapter
  • PDF handouts for selected concepts
  • videos demonstrating production of all the sounds in the English language

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