What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction
What We Know About How to Teach Phonics
Patricia M. Cunningham
James W. Cunningham
Research indicates that beginning readers need phonetic awareness and abilities in sequential decoding, and that they should be afforded opportunities to apply phonics skills. The research does not support one particular approach to phonics teaching over another. Here the authors describe principles of good teaching that apply across the curriculum, and then discuss those principles as they apply to phonics instruction and early literacy learning. Detailed descriptions of several phonics activities are also provided.
Cunningham, P.M., & Cunningham, J.W. (2002).
What We Know About How to Teach Phonics.
In A.E. Farstrup, & S. Samuels (Eds.), What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction (pp. 87-109). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.