The National Reading Panel identified 5 critical components, or pillars, that must be mastered in order to become fluent in literacy.
Effective literacy instruction draws not only on these five pillars but also must be accessible and motivating to students. Book Creator is the perfect tool to empower and engage students with activities designed to develop these five competencies.
The Science of Reading is the researched best-practices in explicitly teaching students how to read and write. This template gives some examples that can be created using Book Creator that align to the National Reading Panel's 5 Pillars of Effective Reading Instruction.
How to use this book
Our 5 Pillars series includes a book for each of the pillars, in which we share examples of ways that digital book creation can support each foundational skill. Through the use of multimedia, student tasks become living documents, and not just one-and-done activities. While these books are designed to provide ideas and examples, if you would like to make use of one of the examples in your classroom, Remix this book.
Phonics provides the explicit connection between individual sounds (phonemes) and letters (graphemes) and an understanding of the alphabetic principle, the predictable and systematic relationships that can be used to recognize, read, and spell words. Phonics is especially important for beginning readers and English language learners.
Phonics is more than spelling
Depending on the resource, some experts state that there are 44-46 phonemes and 1200-2000+ spelling combinations in the English language.
The following pages contain exercises and page templates relating to Phonics for you to use with your students.