Books and Products
New "Cunningham and Hall" product to support Month by Month Phonics, Phonics They Use, What Really Matters in Vocabulary, What Really Matters in Spelling and Four Blocks will be available from the Really Good Stuff Catalog coming to your school in August 2011. Look for it!!
The Four Blocks Framework is for first, second, and third grade. There are many books now available for these grade levels. Our new books (2008) have separate Teachers Guides for each of these three grade levels, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade3.
Building Blocks is the Four Blocks program for kindergarten. You will find books, a planbook, and bulletin board packages for K.The new Month by Month Reading, Writing, and Phonics for Kindergarten (2008) updates the Teacher's Guide to Building Blocks.
Big Blocks is what we call our "Upper Grades" (grades 4-8) program. In May 2005 we completed the Teachers Guide to Big Blocks and it replaced Modifying the Four Blocks for the Upper Grades. Along with the previous Month-by-Month Phonics books including one for the Upper Grades we now have Month by Month Phonics for Gr 4 and 5. For students who need a lot of basic work in Phonics the "Upper Grades" book is more applicable. For students who have had Month by Month Phonics in Grades 1, 2, and 3 they should continue on with Month by Month Phonics for Grades 4 and 5.
Also available our books for the other blocks: Guided Reading the Four Blocks Way, Self-Selected Reading the Four Blocks Way, and Writing the Four Blocks Way. These books are all available from Carson-Dellosa.
In 2008 we have new Making Words books (for K, and Grades 1,2,3,4,and 5) available from Pearson/Allyn Bacon.
New Books for 2011
Comprehension During Guided Reading, Shared Reading, and Independent Reading by Cunningham, Cunningham & Hall (Replaces Guided Reading the Four Blocks Way)
New Books for 2008
The Teachers' Guide to the Four Blocks is the most comprehensive description of Four Blocks. It is now in Grade level books:
The Teacher's Guide to Four Blocks Gr 1 (08)
The Teacher's Guide to Four Blocks Gr 2 (08)
The Teacher's Guide to Four Blocks Gr 3 (08)
Month by Month Phonics for First Grade (revised, 2008)
Month by Month Phonics for Second Grade (revised, 2008)
Month by Month Phonics for Third Grade (revised, 2008)
Other Books Available:
Poetry for Reading and Writing (Grades 2-5) by Dottie Hall
Children with Disabilities: Reading and Writing the Four-Blocks Way by Karen Erickson (UNC-CH) and David Koppenhaver (Applachian State).
Month by Month Phonics and Vocabulary for Fourth Grade by Amanda Arens, Karen Loman, and Pat Cunningham
Month by Month Phonics and Vocabulary for Fifth Grade by Amanda Arens, Karen Loman, and Pat Cunningham
Integrating Reading, Writing and Words: A Thematic Approah to Balanced Reading Instruction by Dottie Hall, Marie Daniel, and Jeff Maglio.
Guess the Cover Words for Science and Social Studies by Dottie Hall and Marie Daniel.
The Teacher's Guide to Big Blocks (Pat, Dottie, Amanda Arens, & Karen Loman)
Writing the Four Blocks Way (Pat, Jim Cunningham, Dottie, and Sharon Moore)
Rounding up the Rhymes (DeLinda Youngblood, Eve Hayes)
Guess the Covered Word for Character Development (Dottie & Marie Daniel)
Book Club Groups for Guided Reading Lessons (Dottie & Cece Tillman)
Learning Centers in Kindergarten (Karen Loman & Dottie)
Conversations in Four Blocks Classrooms (Grades 1-6, Sharon Moore)
Adminstrator's Guide to Four Blocks (Dottie Hall and Pat Cunningham)
Writing Mini-Lessons for First Grade (Dottie Hall, Pat Cunningham, and Denise Boger)
Writing Mini-Lessons for Second Grade (Dottie Hall, Pat Cunningham, and Deb Smith)
Writing Min-Lessons for Kindergarten (Dottie Hall and Elaine Williams)
Writing Mini-Lessons for the Upper Grades (Dottie Hall, Pat Cunningham, and Amanda Arens)
Interactive Charts: Shared Reading for K and First Grade (Dottie Hall and Karen Loman)
Shared Reading with Big Books (Dottie Hall & Joe Fuhrmann)
The Teacher's Guide to Building Blocks (Dottie and Elaine Williams) is written for kindergarten.
Predictable Charts: Shared Writing for Kindergarten and First Grade (Dottie and Elaine) is a book for K and Grade1 with 60 ideas for predictable charts.
Making Alphabet Books to Teach Letters and Sounds (Dottie Hall)
Pat's wrote Systematic, Sequential Phonics They Use is out. We call it "SSP." This book contains 140 making words lessons that follow a traditional phonics scope and sequence. It can be used by "special" teachers or tutors, either one-on-one or with a small group of students in grades 1 or 2. The word cards for these lessons are now in a box----that matches the cover of the book. Most "regular" classrooms need Making Words for their grade level (K, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) not this book.
Prefixes and Suffixes: Sequential, Systematic
Phonics II (or SSP2) is for small groups of children or "special
teachers" or tutors in third and fourth grade who still need this.
Regular classroom need Making Words by grade level.