TitleWhole-to-parts phonics instruction: Building on what children know to help them know more.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsMoustafa, M.,, Maldonado-Colon, E
JournalThe Reading Teacher
Start Page448
Type of ArticleElementary
KeywordsBeginning Reading, Emergent Literacy, English, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, phonics, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Spanish

  Reviews research on the question of how to best teach letter-sound correspondences in beginning reading instruction. Describes a new, child-friendly, research-based way of teaching letter-sound correspondences to English- and Spanish-speaking children, which is not only explicit, systematic, and extensive, but also context embedded and meaningful.