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 : The first edition of Spelling Through Phonics was published in 1982. Since then, over 300,000 copies have been sold. This 30th Anniversary Edition, is available in the same compact, easy-to-use format that teachers want. It contains: the McCrackens' original spelling instruction program an explanation of phonemic awareness and why children need to acquire it 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 This 30th Anniversary Edition is dedicated to the memory of The McCrackens' teaching, and honours their invaluable contributions to language arts across North America.
Description : The authors offer ideas for developing strategies including word sorts, cluster analyses, homophone pairs, silent letter searches, cumulative charts and word webs.
Description : This neat little guide explains the technical terms such as grapheme, phoneme, segmenting and blending. It features word lists that are ranked in order of difficulty and lots of examples of words that follow particular phonic patterns. There are also tips on helping children with special needs including dyslexia.
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 : Facilitate fun and functional phonics instruction using Prefixes and Suffixes for grades 3 and up. This 192-page resource features hands-on, minds-on manipulative activities in which students learn to decode words and properly use common prefixes, suffixes, and spelling changes. The book supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and includes 120 dynamic lessons that encourage students to learn phonics and spelling through the Word Wall and Making Words activities. This book also includes review and extension activities, reproducibles, take-home word walls, and word lists.
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.