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.
Calculations are the gateway to outstanding learning in mathematics, but many people struggle with the step-by-step procedures of calculation methods. This book motivates learners by using pattern, practical hands-on and real-world activities that engage the curiosity, and the innate mathematical ability, of pupils and teachers. The material is addressed to teachers, and takes into account recent developments in teaching and the new Primary curriculum. It is based around practical classroom activities, with clear and concise explanations of the power of different calculation methods and images. It is designed to be quickly accessible to teachers who want to find engaging activities for their pupils.
Trainee and beginning teachers often find the teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling especially challenging as they are not confident in their own knowledge. This popular text explores and provides the subject knowledge you will need to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and gives guidance on how to teach it. The text is really accessible and includes lots of examples and teaching ideas, enabling you to approach teaching with ease. Detailed examples of effective lessons show you how to engage children’s interest in some of the more formal aspects of writing and throughout, activities and practical examples demonstrate how you can translate this learning into the classroom. This second edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. A new chapter is included to explore the national SPAG tests in primary schools. The tests are explained and advice on how to approach them is included. The text will enable you to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling effectively supporting your class in all their writing, across the primary curriculum.
This book offers a whole school approach to the teaching of grammar and punctuation that is fully matched to the demands of the English grammar and punctuation test and the new curriculum. With the shift towards elegant, well-constructed sentences, it offers the busy teacher three simple steps to motivate and engage children, through: • explicit teaching and modelling; • over forty practical games and activities; • application and improvement within editing and proof reading. This book draws on recent research but also is based on many years of classroom practice and a number of case studies. Practical examples develop teachers' understanding of grammatical terms and progression and show how it is possible to have a significant impact on vocabulary, sentence structure and children's writing in general. A balance is found where skills are explicitly taught but within the context of an exciting and interesting curriculum.
Author: Jim Halverson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 1998
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.
An essential guide for all primary trainees and teachers. The text addresses the specifics of teaching English in the early years and importantly places systematic synthetic phonics within the context of early English as a whole. It starts by examining the fundamental role of communication and language in laying the foundations for literacy development. It explores the importance of early sound discrimination, rhyme, alliteration, oral blending and oral segmentation, as well as the importance of developing children’s visual discrimination skills. The text critically examines the role of systematic synthetic phonics as an approach for teaching children to read, and its application in both reading and writing is fully covered. Other key chapters include literacy through the wider learning environment, supporting children with literacy difficulties and assessing English in the early years.
English is central to the primary-school curriculum and successfully mastering the basics has a significant influence on pupils’ ability to learn and achieve their future goals. Now fully updated, English 5–11 provides comprehensive, up-to-date and creative guidance on teaching English in the primary school. Each chapter provides the busy teacher with indispensable advice and guidance, as well as opportunities to reflect upon current practice in the classroom. Key areas covered include: ■ language and literacy development; ■ grammar, punctuation and spelling; ■ talk for learning; ■ systematic synthetic phonics; ■ fiction, poetry and non-fiction; ■ drama and creativity; ■ teaching in a multilingual classroom; ■ ICT ■ Planning and assessment. This third edition reflects changes in government policy and gives greater attention knowledge about language and is closely related to the changing curriculum for primary English. The highly experienced authors are former literacy advisors and have frontline teaching, school-management and teacher-training experience. This book will be an invaluable resource for all trainee and practising teachers interested in teaching English in an accessible, contemporary and dynamic way.
Author: Emily Cayuso
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2007
Flip your lid all over again with another comprehensive collection of literacy activities by Emily Cayuso! Flip for Word Work includes fifty phonics, spelling, and vocabulary lessons designed to expand literacy center work and enhance reading comprehension. The free-standing, table-top book design acts as a stand-alone literacy center that's perfect for small-group instruction. From distinguishing the difference between simile and metaphor to recognizing onomatopoeia and homophones, Flip for Word Work will improve students' word knowledge and help them build stronger vocabularies.
Does your child struggle with learning spelling and reading? Are your students bored with weekly spelling lessons? If so, then this fun and straightforward approach to teaching spelling is for you! Waldorf schools aim to teach children academic skills by engaging their hands and heart, as well as their minds. In this concise booklet, the values of Waldorf education are merged with current research regarding how we most effectively learn spelling in order to offer a holistic approach to spelling instruction for Grades 1 through 8. The curriculum focuses on essential skills required for proficient spelling and presents many ideas for activities and games that help children learn. Teachers and parents who read this book will be able identify their child's key areas for spelling improvement and provide their child with fun and meaningful opportunities for spelling practice towards mastery!
Author: Greg Brooks
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It's a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother tongue of their students. It will be particularly useful to those wishing to produce well-designed materials for teaching initial literacy via phonics, for teaching English as a foreign or second language, and for teacher training. English spelling is notoriously complicated and difficult to learn; it is correctly described as much less regular and predictable than any other alphabetic orthography. However, there is more regularity in the English spelling system than is generally appreciated. This book provides, for the first time, a thorough account of the whole complex system. It does so by describing how phonemes relate to graphemes and vice versa. It enables searches for particular words, so that one can easily find, not the meanings or pronunciations of words, but the other words with which those with unusual phoneme-grapheme/grapheme-phoneme correspondences keep company. Other unique features of this book include teacher-friendly lists of correspondences and various regularities not described by previous authorities, for example the strong tendency for the letter-name vowel phonemes (the names of the letters ) to be spelt with those single letters in non-final syllables.
Author: Dolores G. Hiskes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Teaches students of all ages the basics of phonics with a time-tested, foolproof method This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbs encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty. Offers help for all students including those with learning disabilities or very short attention spans Includes extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100% decodable Uses a multisensory method that benefits all learning styles This bestselling, much-loved book offers a complete approach to teaching phonics and reading for a fraction of the cost of other programs.