This Is How We Teach Reading…and It’s Working!

The what, why, and how of teaching phonics in K-3 classrooms.

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Week-by-week, step-by-step skill progressions and model lesson plans for teaching phonics in K–3 classrooms. This blueprint to effective reading instruction includes tools for easy classroom use: high-impact activities, word lists, phoneme-grapheme grids, word ladders, and more.

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This timely book offers a clear and structured method for integrating explicit phonics instruction into K–3 classrooms. An essential guide for teaching reading, the book is grounded in the cutting-edge, evidence-based science of reading. It provides a flexible and effective step-by-step progression that covers the essential phonics skills that teachers have been asking for, and addresses the needs of busy, diverse classrooms. This blueprint to effective instruction explores screening, more

About the Author(s)

Heather Willms, B.A., B.Ed., M.A.Ed., is a district reading intervention teacher whose work includes mentoring, modeling, and supporting both teachers and students in grades K–7. Heather has twenty-three years of experience as a classroom, learning support, and district lead teacher. A respected literacy leader, she works as a reading consultant and coach for districts, schools, and teachers interested in shifting instruction to align with the Science of Reading.


Giacinta Alberti, B.Ed., is a K–7 learning support teacher in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She has a teaching degree from the University of Victoria with a specialization in learning support. Giacinta has experience supporting struggling readers and developing programs and support plans for students in need, while working closely with parents and other school district professionals. She has been a highly respected educator for fifteen years and is a leader among her peers.


Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3
Media: 272 pp/paper
Published: 09/2022
Item No: 8357
ISBN: 978-1-55138-357-6
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers