Description : The activities in this book provide an excellent source of phonics practice for primary students. The pages can be used as drill reinforcement or as independent instructional material. The whimsical pictures help to motivate students to learn through a variety of activities. These activities include tracing and writing, coloring, cutting and pasting, matching, and puzzles. Review pages are included, as well as an awards page at the end of the book for added motivation. In this book, students will learn about unusual consonant sounds and their spellings, and unusual vowel sounds (other than long and short). Therefore, the teacher may want to give more initial instruction before presenting some of the pages. Students will learn the more unusual sounds of vowels, exceptions, and also the diacritical markings for their sounds.
Description : The phonics activities in this book teach about word parts and how to put these parts together to build words. In this book, students will learn to recognize base words and how they change when different beginnings and endings are added. Children will learn to recognize, build, and use words in different ways, including concepts such as contractions, possessives, compound words, homonyms, homographs, dividing words into syllables, prefixes, suffixes, and recognizing dictionary spellings and markings. The pages can be used as drill reinforcement or as independent instructional material. The whimsical pictures help motivate students to learn through a variety of activities. These activities include tracing and writing, coloring, cutting and pasting, matching, and puzzles. Review pages have also been included, as well as an awards page at the end of the book for added motivation.
Description : Introduce basic terms and concepts with hands-on projects, wall charts, flash cards and math art pages. The comprehensive Math Phonics program uses rules, patterns and memory techniques similar to those found in language arts phonics and provides alternative or supplemental materials to help students understand, learn, appreciate and enjoy geometry. Also includes word problems and a section on metrics.
Description : Basic math skills to prepare them for algebra. Her fun methods and concrete examples will help younger students begin to grasp the principles of algebra before they actually have to deal with the complete course. Included are easy-to-understand explanations and instructions, wall charts, games, activity pages and worksheets. As in all her Math Phonics™ books, the author emphasizes three important principles: understanding, learning and mastery. Students will learn about integers, exponents and scientific notation, expressions, graphing, slope, binomials and trinomials. In addition to helpful math rules and facts, a complete answer key is provided. As students enjoy the quick tips and alternative techniques for math mastery, teachers will appreciate the easy-going approach to a difficult subject.
Description : In just minutes a day, students can master the addition facts 0 through 10. The short, easy-to-learn rules, patterns, and memory techniques in this program are similar to those used in language arts. These 10 unique, easy-to-use lesson plans with worksheets, take-home pages and other support materials are all you need for a fast, fun and effective program.
Description : "Gentry and Ouellette are cannonballing into the reading research pool, they're making waves, and these waves are moving the field of reading forward." --From the foreward by Mark Weakland, Super Spellers The past two decades have brought giant leaps in our understanding of how the brain works. But these discoveries--and all their exciting implications--have yet to make their way into most classrooms. With the concise and readable BrainWords, you will learn how children's brains develop as they become readers and discover ways you can take concrete steps to promote this critical developmental passage. Introducing their original, research-based framework of "brain words"--dictionaries in the brain where students store and automatically access sounds, spellings, and meanings--the authors offer a wealth of information that will transform your thinking and practice: Up-to-date knowledge about reading and neurological circuitry, including evidence that spelling is at the core of the reading brain Tools to recognize what works, what doesn't, and why Practical classroom activities for daily teaching and student assessment Insights about what brain research tells us about whole language and phonics-first movements Deepened understanding of dyslexia through the enhanced lens of brain science With the insights and strategies of BrainWords, you can meet your students where they are and ensure that more of them read well, think well, and write well.
Description : Ranks one thousand English words in order of frequency and provides suggestions for teaching instant words and assessing students' knowledge of them.
Description : In this essay collection, scholars in the area of early literacy provide concrete strategies for achieving excellence in literacy instruction. The collection presents current, research-based information on the advances and refinements in the area of emerging literacy and the early stages of formal instruction in reading and writing. Following a foreword (Alan Farstrup) and an introduction (Dorothy S. Strickland and Lesley Mandel Morrow), chapters in the collection are: (1) "Beginning Reading and Writing: Perspectives on Instruction" (William H. Teale and Junko Yokota); (2) "Becoming a Reader: A Developmentally Appropriate Approach" (Susan B. Neuman and Sue Bredekamp); (3) "Literacy Instruction for Young Children of Diverse Backgrounds" (Kathryn H. Au); (4) "Enhancing Literacy Growth through Home-School Connections" (Diana H. Tracey); (5) "Children's Pretend Play and Literacy" (Anthony D. Pellegrini and Lee Galda); (6) "Talking Their Way into Print: English Language Learners in a Prekindergarten Classroom" (Celia Genishi, Donna Yung-Chan, and Susan Stires); (7) "Organizing and Managing a Language Arts Block" (Lesley Mandel Morrow); (8) "Classroom Intervention Strategies: Supporting the Literacy Development of Young Learners at Risk" (Dorothy S. Strickland); (9) "Teaching Young Children to Be Writers" (Karen Bromley); (10) "Phonics Instruction" (Margaret Moustafa); (11) "Reading Aloud from Culturally Diverse Literature" (Lee Galda and Bernice E. Cullinan); (12) "Fostering Reading Comprehension" (Linda B. Gambrell and Ann Dromsky); (13) "Assessing Reading and Writing in the Early Years" (Bill Harp and Jo Ann Brewer); (14) "Sign of the Times: Technology and Early Literacy Learning" (Shelley B. Wepner and Lucinda C. Ray); and (15) "Still Standing: Timeless Strategies for Teaching the Language Arts" (Diane Lapp, James Flood, and Nancy Roser). (NKA)
Description : Helping young people improve and strengthen their vocabulary and reading skills as they learn, this test prep series includes vocabulary strategies that are fundamental to reading comprehension; word analysis that focuses on plurals, suffixes and comparative endings, prefixes, root/base words, compound words, and imported words; practice tips for successful test-taking; and more.
Description : This book presents a research-supported framework for early literacy instruction that aligns with multi-tiered response-to-intervention models. The book focuses on giving teachers a better understanding of literacy development and how to effectively support children as they begin to read and write. The authors' interactive strategies approach is designed around essential instructional goals related both to learning to identify words and to comprehending text. Detailed guidance is provided on ways to target these goals with K-2 students at risk for reading difficulties. Assessment and instructional strategies for whole-class, small-group, and one-to-one settings are discussed in depth. Numerous reproducible forms for documenting student learning are included. The book will be important reading for classroom teachers in grades K-2, reading coaches, and school administrators; instructors and graduate students. It will also serve as a text in such courses as elementary reading methods, emergent literacy, and intervention for reading problems.