Description : This bestselling guide provides teachers of grades 1-3 with a simple and effective spelling program. Spelling Through Phonics is a skills program designed to help children understand how print works in the English alphabetic system. Children come to understand how the letters of the alphabet are constructed to form words and how words are constructed to become text. Essentially, Spelling Through Phonics describes a practical, easy-to-use, and timeless method of teaching children how to spell.Includes:an explanation of phonemic awareness detailed instructions on how to teach spelling--easily, quickly, and efficiently methods to organize children's spelling practice within the school day reproducible spelling checklists for grades 1-3
Description : This set of spelling books is an exciting and innovative series for the first three years of schooling. The series develops phonological skills ranging from letter/sound relationships to the most commonly used rime families which make up most of the words children use in their early writing. Workbook pages are presented in a spacious and attractive layout and consist of engaging activities that allow children to explore and practise decoding skills. Each unit focuses on the sound, onset and rime family, using illustrations which allow the student to interact with the activities in a fun way. This series is supported by Spelling Through Phonics Teacher Resource Book which offers a complete resource that includes over 35 reproducible BLMs to help children connect sound and analogy to written symbols and develop spelling skills.
Description : The authors offer ideas for developing strategies including word sorts, cluster analyses, homophone pairs, silent letter searches, cumulative charts and word webs.
Description : Covering the requirements for word-level work (phonics and spelling), this is a resource for teaching the Literacy Hour, the National Curriculum for English at Key Stage 1, and the Scottish Guidelines for English Language 5-14. It provides sections of structured lesson plans on the main elements of word-level work for this age-group; 125 linked copymasters that teach phonics, spelling and handwriting together; continuing and end-of-section assessments; photocopiable flashcards which cover all the National Literacy Strategy sightwords; a guide to phonic structures and a glossary for teachers; and a National Literacy Strategy planner and links for Scotland 5-14 Guidelines.
Description : Readers will find this practical and comprehensive guide to spelling invaluable. Day-to-day advice on how to help those with difficulties is underpinned by information on the development of the English language and its spelling rules with explanations of common language problems. Chapters cover: spelling processes teaching and learning phonics individual cognitive and learning styles assessing and monitoring spelling progress teaching strategies and techniques. This is an essential companion for teachers, SENCos, and dyslexia specialists alike, as well as anyone interested in spelling and language difficulties.
Description : Includes CD-Rom Times Educational Supplement Star Read! 'This is an authoritative yet lively and eminently readable book. It is well grounded in both the latest academic theory and experienced hands-on pedagogic practice, and it summarises succinctly the implications of the recent Rose Report, giving a masterly exposition of both synthetic and analytic phonics and their places in the processes of learning to read and spell. Practical and organisational issues are tackled in a most supportive way, with very useful checklists and photocopiable proformas on an accompanying CD. The book also provides and excellent guide to provision for professional development, involving the use of lesson observation and part of the evaluation and planning cycle for CPD. Its style is clear and well signposted with subheadings, case-study boxes to illuminate points, and with aims given at the start of each chapter as well as challenging points for reflection and guides to further reading at the ends. Every staff room should have one!' - Dorothy Latham, Primary Education Consultant, English specialist and author of How Children Learn to Write 'Synthetic phonics may well be only one tool for teaching reading and spelling, but it is the single most important one' - Ruth Kelly, Education Secretary, March 2006 'Teachers - and particularly Literacy Co-ordinators or SENCOs - who are enthusiastic about children's learning and about their own professional development will undoubtedly benefit from using this book and CD, with its combination of useful explanation and practical resources to support the implementation of the ideas' - Lorna Gardiner, General Adviser, Foundation Stage, North Eastern Education and Library Board, Northern Ireland Are you looking for practical advice on how to teach phonics? By giving the reader a basic introduction to teaching reading and spelling using phonics, this book will provide you with easy-to-use ideas for your classrooms. Following on from the recommendations of the Rose Report, the author explains why teaching phonics works, and how to present irregular as well as straightforward features of English. The book: o contains practical examples and activities for teachers o explains the basis of synthetic and analytic phonics o gives advice on choosing the best resources o looks at how to help the weakest readers o includes a CD Rom with photocopiable resources and INSET materials o contains a glossary of key terms Literacy Co-ordinators, teachers and teaching assistants will find this an invaluable resource.
Description : Phonics: Practice, Research and Policy unravels the controversy surrounding phonics which currently characterises much of the discussion about reading standards and teaching reading. Bringing some much-needed balance to the debate - the book offers genuinely focused advice on how to make sense of the various theories and on their applications in practice, helping teachers to find the right practical solutions to suit the children in their settings. The book includes chapters on: - How children learn to read and how phonics helps - The role of early phonics teaching - Classroom approaches to phonics teaching - Involving parents and carers - Speaking and phonological awareness - Spelling links - Staff development - Responses to the Rose Review on Early Reading. It will be essential reading for student teachers on initial training courses, and for more experienced staff in a range of school settings.
Description : Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.
Description : Uses personal classroom experiences to present strategies for teaching phonics in a holistic reading and writing program