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Units of Study in Phonics

Grades K-2

Grades K and 1 now available for Preorder!

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To create these new phonics units, Lucy and her coauthors have drawn on all that they know from decades of teaching reading and writing in thousands of classrooms across the world, and they've relied on proven, research-based practices—especially on the work of Isabel Beck, Donna Scanlon, Pat and Jim Cunningham, Rollanda O’Connor, Marilyn Adams, Tim Rasinski, Donald Bear, Wiley Blevins, and the late Marie Clay.

The new Units of Study in Phonics, Grades K–2:

Units of Study in Phonics

In the hurly-burly of classroom life, every minute you spend on one subject is less time spent on another subject. Lucy and her coauthors aim to protect time for authentic reading and writing, while also helping you teach a rigorous, research-based phonics curriculum.

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Phonics is for Reading and Writing

Nuts and Bolts of the Phonics Units

Meeting the Needs of All Students


Purchasing Options

Ordering Guidance:

Phonics Units for Grades K—1 *Grade 2 to come in early 2019.*

Resource Packs for Each Grade Level

A Note About Resource Packs: The Resource Packs are composed of resources made from good-quality card stock, all beautifully illustrated and printed in 4-color. Resources include alphabet charts, many other types of other charts, letter cards, word cards, picture cards, printed copies of poems and songs, other cards such as onset rime cards and vowel picture cards, and much more—about 40 pounds of resources per grade level! (Note: Resources for each grade level come packed in two boxes.) While these items won’t last forever—especially when used by many small hands—they are not meant to be consumed and re-purchased every year. Heinemann will offer replacement sets in smaller subsets of the big package, so that, when the time comes, schools and districts can replace worn or lost card stock.

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