‘Breaking the Sound Barrier’: step-by-step guide for literacy development

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Alice Horwill-Leech promotes better phonemic awareness in new book

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With an understanding of the alphabetic system, students have the best opportunity to develop and improve their literacy skills

As a registered teacher with extensive experience in the literacy field, Alice Horwill-Leech has received numerous requests to write a guide for parents and caregivers who wanted to help beginner readers. This was the primary motivation for her to write “Breaking the Sound Barrier” (published by Xlibris AU). This new book is a step-by-step manual that helps young readers develop the necessary skills for successful reading, writing and spelling through better phonemic awareness.

“Breaking the Sound Barrier” is designed to promote a better understanding of the sound system on which the English language is based. The book emphasizes that phonological and phonemic awareness skills are precursors to understanding the alphabetic principle. It also encourages parents to be more proactive in their children’s literacy progress.

“With an understanding of the alphabetic system, students have the best opportunity to develop and improve their literacy skills,” Horwill-Leech says, “If these skills are assisted by parental involvement, this proves to be an added bonus in literacy development.”

“Breaking the Sound Barrier” is made especially for beginner readers and parents and teachers who want to help them achieve their maximum literacy potential.

“Breaking the Sound Barrier”
By Alice Horwill-Leech
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 140 pages | ISBN 9781499006575
E-Book | 140 pages | ISBN 9781499006551
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Alice Horwill-Leech is a registered but retired teacher with many years of teaching experience especially in the literacy field. A trained primary school teacher, she has taught students from a wide range of levels, from preparatory grade to year 10 to English as second language students. She holds a post graduate diploma in special education and a master of education degree.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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