The comprehensive resource manual for all levels of How to Teach Spelling provides a structured and graded method to plan spelling lessons for one student or for an entire classroom. The program can be used at all grade levels. The manual contains the material to be used at all grade levels, and at the beginning of each lesson explains which words to cover and how for the grade level you are working with.
Each lesson builds on previous lessons; phrases and sentences for dictation include words that test the rules that have already been learned. Sight words are also assigned in order of difficulty and incorporated into the phrases and sentences for dictation. The manual also offers a suggested teaching method and typical lesson plan.
How to Teach Spelling is an excellent program for teachers who want their students to learn to recognize the sounds in the English language, to decode words, and to spell words correctly by relying on spelling rules and patterns rather than on memory. 169 pages, indexed, softcover, spiral-bound. Workbooks sold separately.
Building upon the premise that students learn to spell by saying and copying words, sounds and sight words provide the basis for this program. Students work individually to reinforce what they've learned, with pages repeated until students have successfully learned the next lesson. Teacher instructions are printed in small print at the top of the page. Most lessons include reading the sound and key word, which students memorize before moving on to additional words with the same sound; finally students make and copy the words, saying them aloud; additional types of activities are included as well. 62 reproducible pages, softcover. For students who can name the letters of the alphabet.
For second or third graders, this workbook is based upon the premise that students learn to spell by saying and copying words. Testing learning ability through dictation, sentences for teachers to read are found partially in theHow to Spell 2 Teacher's Key, and partially in the bookHow to Teach Spelling. Students begin by reading phonics groups and example sentences, before moving on to practicing writing words that exhibit the same phonics trait. Rules and words are learned by reading aloud, copying down, and some contextualizing exercises. Page numbers written in small print at the bottom of the page direct teachers to the words they are to dictate. 78 NON-reproducible pages, softcover. Grade 2 and 3.
This teacher's key accompanies the sold-separately How to Spell Grade 2 Workbook. Two student exercises per page are included, with the correct answers written-in. Paperback.
How to Spell 3, for grades four through six, teaches rules and generalizations, provides space for copying, contains exercises appropriate for their grade levels, and indicates when students should write words, phrases, and/or sentences from dictation. Some of the lessons included in this workbook are Other Sounds for the Vowels a and o, Review of Sounds, Syllables, Suffixes, Sight Word List 2, Plurals, Contractions, Words That End in ain, Homonyms, The Y Rule and Silent Letters.
How to Spell 3 is recommended for grades 4-6 and can be used in a classroom, with a small group, or with an individual student. Workbook 3 has three "sound sheets" and extra exercises for practicing other common sounds and spellings. It includes a review of these sounds, new sight words, and new rules such as doubling, silent e, and pluralization. Workbook 3 includes a chart for students to measure their progress as they learn more sounds,rules, and spelling patterns. The Teachers Key to Workbook 3 includes the answers.
How to Spell 4, for grades seven through twelve, teaches rules and generalizations, provides space for copying, contains exercises appropriate for their grade levels, and indicates when students should write words, phrases, and/or sentences from dictation. Some of the lessons included in this workbook are Accenting Syllables, Suffixes, Sight Words, Plurals, The Doubling Rule, The Silent-e Rule, Possessive Words, and "tion" and "sion."
This teacher's key accompanies How to Spell Book 4. The student pages are reduced and shown in landscape format; the correct answers are overlaid. Notes for the teacher to emphasize, or brief lesson instructions are included for some pages. Lessons have page numbers referenced. 12 pages, paperback booklet.