Spelling Smart!: A Ready-to-Use Activities Program for Students with Spelling Difficulties

Paperback | February 15, 2002

byCynthia M. Stowe

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Combining the best of whole language and phonics, this unique resource gives teachers in grades 4-12 a total of 44 easy-to-use lessons to teach students how to spell by recognizing spelling patterns and consistencies rather than memorizing hundreds of isolated words. Includes over 150 reproducible informal tests, word lists, and worksheets covering sounds, syllables, word building, and more.

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Combining the best of whole language and phonics, this unique resource gives teachers in grades 4-12 a total of 44 easy-to-use lessons to teach students how to spell by recognizing spelling patterns and consistencies rather than memorizing hundreds of isolated words. Includes over 150 reproducible informal tests, word lists, and worksh...

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For all regular and special education teachers in grades 4 and up, here is a ready-to-use activities program combining whole language concepts and phonics strategies to teach students with spelling difficulties how to spell by recognizing patterns and consistencies rather than memorizing hundreds of isolated words. Included are step-by...

Cynthia M. Stowe is a certified classroom teacher, special education teacher, and school psychologist who has worked with children of all ages as well as adults. In addition, she also writes children's novels, including Sweet Home, Good-Bye (scholastic), Dear Mom, in Ohio for a Year (Scholastic), and Not-So-Normal Norman (Albert Whitma...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10.94 × 8.5 × 1.08 inPublished:February 15, 2002Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0130449784

ISBN - 13:9780130449788

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Table of Contents

About This Book.

The Structure and Philosophy of the Lesson Plan.

Section One: Issues and Concerns.

Feelings About Spelling.

The Consonants.

The Short Vowel Sounds.

Consonant Blends and Digraphs.

Assessing the Needs of Students.

Irregular Words.

Homonyms.

Dictionary Skills.

A Note on Computer Spell Checks.

The Origins of English.

Section Two: The Lessons.
Please note: All lessons follow the same familiar format-- Getting Started, Introducing New Information, Practicing with Individual Words, Practicing Spelling in Context, Reinforcing Activities, and Extra Interesting Facts-- plus reproducibles that include a "Word List," "Finish It!" "A Game of Categories," "Look It Up!" List It!" and "Write On!"

Answer Keys.

Bibliography