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In Book 2, students will focus on common prefixes and suffixes found in two-syllable words, including the spelling rules for adding suffixes and the meaning of prefixes and some Latin roots. Exercises include spelling practice, proofreading, crossword puzzles, word finds, fill in the blank, categorizing, sorting, and passage reading for fluency and comprehension. 108 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 4-12.
This 2nd Edition features include one-syllable warm-up pages; content-area reading passages; mid-book review list & activities; and redesigned pages highlighting instructional content.
Number of Pages: 108
Vendor: Educators Publishing Service
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 10.75 X 8.0 X .25 (inches)|
Jamie4 Stars Out Of 5Megawords was a surprising Mega-hit!February 1, 2011JamieQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4My children were bored with traditional spelling programs while in public school. So, when we pulled them to homeschool I didn't want to subject them to more of the same. We tried several non traditional approaches to spelling (including IEW and Wordly Wise) and then I stumbled upon Megawords. I thought the black and white "work-sheety" appearance of the pages would turn them off but they really, really enjoy these books. In fact, I attempted to switch programs this school year and they asked to continue with Megawords! The books break down words into spelling patterns and teach a variety of strategies for decoding and deciphering meaning. I think my kids enjoy them because they do not insult their intelligence and spelling ability but rather build on what they know and challenge them to think beyond what they know without being subjected to the traditional , repetitive, sentence-for-each word, write-each-word-three-times regiment. We do a section a week (sometimes take two weeks depending on scheduling) and then I choose words randomly from the extensive word list to use as their spelling test. We started these when the kids were 2nd and 3rd grade but they are natural spellers. I believe the 4 -12 grade level rating is just about right. I read a review somewhere that these books work well in a remedial setting for high school kids but they are also working well in a "gifted speller" setting for mid-elementary.
Q: To Skip or Not My dd tested out of Megawords 1 last year, but I had her do some of the book anyway. We took the summer off and now are ready to start Megawords 2. I'm not sure where to place her in the book. Here's her scores:List Reading Spelling9. 5/5 3/510. 5/5 5/511. 5/5 5/512. 5/5 5/513. 4/5 4/514. 5/5 4/5Should I have her complete list 9, 13 & 14? She has looked the list over and said they are all easy. Do I skip book 2 and have her try book 3?
Suggestion from CBD's Homeschool Specialists: Since Megawords is focused on word mastery and each book covers different phonetic concepts, you may want to review the concepts for the words your daughter missed before moving on to book 3.