Author: Laura Toby Rudginsky,Elizabeth C. Haskell
Publisher: Educators Pub Svc Incorporated
This Comprehensive teacher resource manual includes: words, phrases, and sentences grouped by spelling rule for dictation, and sight words assigned by level of difficulty and incorportated in dictation.
Including the Spelling Rules and 151 Spelling Lists
Author: John J. Fulford
Category: English language
This book, written by an experienced English teacher and the author of The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules, is a great aide for those teachers and parents who struggle to teach their students how to spell and keep wondering if there is a better method. The spelling rules are explained simply and clearly with examples.
Author: Cheryl L. Callighan,Marilynn G. Barr
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A collection of spelling strategies, including activities, rules, lists, bulletin boards, games, and spelling demons.
How Words Work and How to Teach Them
Author: Misty Adoniou
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Spelling It Out is an indispensable guide for anyone who lacks confidence in spelling.
Author: Jim Halverson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
This reproducible-packed resource will help your students become competent spellers while enjoying every minute of learning. Based on the latest research that strong spellers break words into root words, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the correct spelling. Entertaining practice sentences teach and reinforce spelling rules such as the doubling rule for one-syllable words, the final y rule, the i-before-e rule, apostrophes in contractions, homophone demons, and others. Student reviews are in a fun, game form—puzzles, mazes, secret codes. For use with Grades 4-8.
Author: Johanna Stirling
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A book for anyone teaching English spelling, particularly those working with English language learners. This essential manual answers three challenging questions about teaching spelling: Why is there a problem with teaching and learning spelling? What can be done about it? How can this be accomplished? The first part of the book helps teachers understand the systems of English spelling and the regularities, which are not necessarily phonological. It explores the errors that learners really make and the challenges faced by teachers. The second part outlines a fresh, new, multi-dimensional approach to teaching spelling which recognises the need for learner engagement and strategy training as well as work on the patterns found in English orthography. The final part of the book presents over seventy engaging and effective activities which are designed to develop a range of strategies and knowledge about English spelling.
180 Reproducible Activities to Teach Spelling, Phonics, and Vocabulary
Author: Edward B. Fry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The effective and fun-filled way to teach spelling to elementary students The Spelling Teacher's Lesson-a-Day gives teachers 180 engaging and ready-to-use lessons-one for each day of the school year-that boost spelling skills in students grades 3-6. These lessons may be used as "sponge" or "hook" activities (five-minute lessons to start off each school day) or teachers may simply pick and choose activities from within the book for the occasional spelling lesson. Fry teaches spelling patterns by contrasting homophones (like-sounding words) to help students recognize these spelling patterns in more complex words. He also boosts students' spelling skills by demystifying contractions, abbreviations, capitalization, silent letters, suffixes and prefixes, and more. Offers an easy-to-use method for teaching spelling that has been proven to be effective Includes 180 ready-to-use, reproducible lessons-one for each day of the school year A new volume in the new series 5-Minute FUNdamentals This book is designed to be used by classroom teachers, homeschoolers, tutors, and parents.
Author: John Holt
Publisher: Da Capo Press
This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”
Author: John Bald
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.
Spell your way to S-U-C-C-E-S-S!
Author: Shelley Galloway Sabga
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Is it "i before e except after c"? Or is it the other way around? Let's face it, most children struggle with spelling. But now they have a fun and easy way to learn all the tips and tricks to spell with confidence. With this book, kids will: Learn basic spelling rules, like "change y to i and add es." Understand punctuation, capitalization, and other technical parts of spelling. Pick up helpful tricks, like putting words into songs and rhymes. Learn fun games and exercises to practice spelling. Study spelling lists to master even the toughest words. And more! Along with 30 fun-filled puzzles and activities, this book offers children, parents, and teachers all the tools they need to buzz with spelling success!
Planning and Teaching
Author: Diane Snowball,Faye Bolton
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Offers a spelling curriculum at the whole-school level in addition to plans for each grade.
The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home
Author: Rhonda Barfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Presents a wide variety of homeschooling alternatives and offers guidance on how to deal with children of varying ages and aptitudes, how to assess youngsters' progress, and how to ensure their social development and interaction.
Author: J. Richard Gentry,Jean Wallace Gillet
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
Teaching Kids to Spell fills the need for a book to help teachers working in an integrated language arts program provide systematic, personalized spelling instruction. The authors provide a much-needed bridge between traditional spelling instruction and whole language approaches, showing teachers (and parents, too) how spelling ability begins to emerge in young children's invented spellings, how it grows as children pass through predictable stages of spelling strategies, and how eventually every student can reach a standard of correct "expert" spelling. The text includes wordlists, tips for teaching predictable patterns, and a variety of individual activities that prepare children to meet the phonetic, semantic, historical, and visual demands of spelling, plus strategies for implementing a spelling workshop in the elementary classroom. Teachers, school administrators, and parents who want to understand the complex process of spelling will find this book a valuable resource.
Author: Camilia Sadik
Linguist Camilia Sadik discovered over 100 spelling rules. Logical learners need spelling rules to know when to spell a sound one-way and not the other, as in the final sound in fashion, ocean, suspicion, complexion, superstition, expression, and musician. Those with spelling difficulties are not learning disabled; they can learn but their learning style is a logical learning style. Logical learners have been learning the spelling of hundreds of words at a time from 100 Spelling Rules. Visit SpellingRules.com to learn Now the spelling of 240 words instantly! 100 Spelling Rules is a book to teach 12,000 long words to older children in the 4th grade and up, adults, and ESL students. It can be used by teachers or as a self-help book. Dyslexic persons are logical learners and can now learn to spell logically. Dyslexia in spelling and in writing letters in reverse ends, after learning to spell and after slowing down to write words slowly. Each of the 105 spelling lessons in 100 Spelling Rules begins with a spelling rule, followed by a list of nearly all the words that follow that rule, and students are asked to read aloud slowly to memorize the spelling of hundreds of words at a time. The author, Linguist Camilia Sadik spent 15 years intensely dissecting English, discovering over 100 spelling rules, applying the spelling rules in 600 phonics-based spelling lessons, class-testing her discoveries, and preparing 10 breakthrough phonics-based spelling books. The 30 unique learning features in Sadik's books make learning to spell inescapable. Sadik's books are cumulative. To benefit from this book, those who missed learning phonics need to start with the books Read Instantly and Learn to Spell 500 Words a Day, which is in 6 volumes. For sample lessons and much more, visit SpellingRules.com
Author: Kate Robinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A Creative Approach to Teaching Spelling will help teachers address the spelling targets of the new English curriculum and can also be used to support and enhance the growing range of phonic based spelling programmes currently used within schools. It provides a basic summary of the major developments in the teaching of spelling over the last 40 years and outlines current research and approaches. The renewed emphasis on phonic knowledge as a key element of all reading and spelling programmes is highlighted, as are those additional complimentary approaches to teaching spelling that are supported by current research. The games and activities will help to develop and embed children's phonological awareness, phonic knowledge and auditory memory.
Author: Donald L. Potter
It is a little known fact that reading was taught by means of spelling for over 200 years. Today the impact of spelling on reading achievement is not as well appreciated as it once was. The late Dr. Ronald P. Carver did extensive research into the causal relationships between spelling instruction and reading ability. Carver concluded, "One very important way to learn how to pronounce more words accurately is sometimes overlooked, that is, learning to spell more words accurately." (Causes of High and Low Reading Achievement, p. 178). He also notes that "spelling was used to teach reading for almost 200 years, but by the beginning of the 20th century, the tide had so turned that learning to spell was largely seen as incidental to learning to read." Quoting C. A. Perfetti, Carver observed, "practice at spelling should help reading more than practice of reading helps spelling." (p. 179. In June of 2004 Miss Geraldine Rodgers sent me her essay, "Why Noah Webster's Way Was the Right Way." She argued from the history of reading and the psychology of reading that Webster's spelling book method of teaching reading and spelling was superior to all other methods. I was surprised to learn that that Webster, in his 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, defined a Spelling Book as, " A book for teaching children to spell and read." He also wrote under the entry, Spelling, "To tell the name of letters of a word, with a proper division of syllables, for the purpose of learning the pronunciation. In this manner children learn to read by first spelling the words." You can see that Webster was quite clear about the dual purpose of the spelling books in his day. You can imagine my surprise at the improvement I began to get with my tutoring students when they started working through Webster's Spelling Book. I decided to type up my own edition to use in my private tutoring and my tutoring work at the Odessa Christian School in Odessa, TX, where I teach remedial reading and Spanish. In this edition, I have retained everything in the original 1908 (descendant from the 1829 edition). The only differences relate to formatting. I chose to list the words in rows instead of columns. I also allow the words to divide at the ends of lines. I have found that this works fine for all students. We are teaching students to read and spell by syllables and not by word shapes or context. When reading and spelling are taught by the Spelling Book Method, all guessing at words from shape or context is completely eliminated. The student's total focus is on pronouncing the words correctly, high levels of comprehension are a natural result.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Build essential skills while having fun with Home Workbooks! Now updated with fun, colorful pages and engaging art, each book measures 7" x 9.25" and is filled with 64 pages of age-appropriate activities, puzzles, and games. These teacher-approved books are perfect for home, school, summer breaks, and road trips! Skills covered include secret codes, word searches, word scrambles, crossword puzzles, and more! An incentive chart and 140 full-color stickers are also included to help parents or teachers track student progress. Home Workbooks are available for prekindergarten through grade 3 students, and feature titles in a wide variety of skill areas to suit any need.