New Product Review: Heinemann’s Units of Study in Phonics

Is your district trying to connect the dots for the adoption of new ELAR materials? Take a look at this new review to see if Heinemann’s Units of Study in PhonicsTM is what you are looking for.

Heinemann’s Units of Study in Phonics is a supplemental reading product for students in grades K-1. The program is primarily an instructional narrative for teachers; few online student resources are provided.  A condensed workshop model underpins the framework for phonics instruction focusing on instruction that transfers to support students’ reading and writing. Units of Study in Phonics dovetails with Heinemann’s Units of Study for Reading and Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing for grades K-1. Learning List has reviewed Units of Study for Reading and Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing.  [Read more. . . ]

Units of Study in Phonics supports Reading Writing Workshop and Balanced Literacy instructional models. Instruction for whole group, small groups, and individual students also aligns to the Gradual Release of Responsibility model.

Planned collaboration with peers increases the level of critical thinking during key points in instruction and increases the level of rigor. Small Groups to Support Phonics, an additional resource included with the kit, supplements the phonics lessons and increases the likelihood of success for students of all learning needs.

This nontraditional approach to phonics instruction requires significant time for teacher development and preparation. Further, the recommended teaching schedule for Units of Study Reading, Writing, and Phonics may not correspond to the typical daily schedule for K-1.

Learning List has completed a standard-by-standard alignment report, qualitative review of the instructional content and a review of the technology compatibility for each grade level covered by this material.  To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.

About Heinemann*

Heinemann is a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers, kindergarten through college. Heinemann strives to give voice to those who share our respect for the professionalism and compassion of teachers and who support teachers’ efforts to help children become literate, empathetic, knowledgeable citizens. Heinemann’s authors are exemplary educators eager to support the practice of other teachers through books, videos, workshops, online courses, and most recently through explicit teaching materials.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Heinemann.

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