Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary

Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary

This Dictionary helps children using synthetic phonics become proficient spellers and readers. Using Oxford Reading Tree Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters, this new edition, with 4000 words ordered by sounds and spellings and linked to the Alphabetic Code Chart, makes spelling easy and preparing for the phonics screening check fun.

The Primary English Encyclopedia

The heart of the curriculum

The Primary English Encyclopedia

This newly updated, user friendly Primary English Encyclopedia addresses all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fifth edition, entries have been revised to take account of new research and thinking. The approach is supportive of the reflective practitioner in meeting National Curriculum requirements in England and developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. While the book is scholarly, the author writes in a conversational style and includes reproductions of covers of recommended children’s books and examples of children’s writing and drawing to add interest. The encyclopedia includes: over 600 entries , many expanded and entirely new for this edition, including entries on apps, blogging and computing; short definitions of key concepts; input on the initial teaching of reading including the teaching of phonics and the other cue-systems; extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, non-fiction, bilingualism and children’s literature; information on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children; discussion of current issues and input on the history of English teaching in the primary years; extended entries on gender and literacy; important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings; and a Who’s Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition. This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers. Anyone concerned with bringing about the informed and imaginative teaching of primary school English will find this book helpful and interesting.

School Spelling Dictionary

School Spelling Dictionary

New edition of this acclaimed schools' version of the international best-selling Dictionary of Perfect Spelling.This book allows students to use phonic attack to find both regular and irregular spellings. Students can look up a word as it sounds - if they are correct, they will find it in black, if they are wrong they will find it in red, with the correct spelling in black alongside. The School Spelling Dictionary is ideal for improving spelling and writing.

Barron's First Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

Includes Flashcards Plus Online Games and Worksheets

Barron's First Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

Has all the grammar, punctuation, and spelling terms that children need to know during their first years in school. Includes a dictionary of commonly misspelled words in the back, plus Q&A flashcards, free online worksheets, and more.

Collins German Dictionary

Collins German Dictionary

The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.

How to Manage Spelling Successfully

How to Manage Spelling Successfully

Readers will find this practical and comprehensive guide to spelling invaluable. Day-to-day advice on how to help those with difficulties is underpinned by information on the development of the English language and its spelling rules with explanations of common language problems. Chapters cover: spelling processes teaching and learning phonics individual cognitive and learning styles assessing and monitoring spelling progress teaching strategies and techniques. This is an essential companion for teachers, SENCos, and dyslexia specialists alike, as well as anyone interested in spelling and language difficulties.

Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary

Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary

Have fun in the sun, drink lemonade in the shade and be inspired to write about pirates, kings and magic rings in the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary. The dictionary contains a clear and simple alphabetical list of words that rhyme and rhyming sounds, as well as an index to make finding words simple. John Foster's lively poems accompany the rhyming sounds, and every page features bright and colourful illustrations. Children can expand their vocabulary, practise phonic sounds to help withspelling, and being to write their own rhymes! Writing, reciting and reading poetry is a requirement of the Primary curriculum, and the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary is a perfect way to get into rhyme. For lots of FREE downloadable rhyming games, puzzles, activities and much more, go to www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

Using Phonics to Teach Reading & Spelling

Using Phonics to Teach Reading & Spelling

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 It Out

The Curious, Enthralling and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling

Spell It Out

The fascinating and surprising history of English spelling from David Crystal, everyone's favorite expert logophile With The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history of our language. Now, with Spell It Out, he takes on the task of answering all the questions about how we spell: "Why is English spelling so difficult?" Or "Why are good spellers so proud of their achievement that when they see a misspelling they condemn the writer as sloppy, lazy, or uneducated?" In thirty-seven short, engaging and informative chapters, Crystal takes readers on a history of English spelling, starting with the Roman missionaries' sixth century introduction of the Roman alphabet and ending with where the language might be going. He looks individually at each letter in the alphabet and its origins. He considers the question of vowels and how people developed a way to tell whether or not it was long or short. He looks at influences from other cultures, and explains how English speakers understood that the "o" in "hopping" was a short vowel, rather than the long vowel of "hoping". If you've ever asked yourself questions like "Why do the words "their", "there" and "they're" sound alike, but mean very different things?" or "How can we tell the difference between "charge" the verb and "charge" the noun?" David Crystal's Spell It Out will spell it all out for you.