This resource is designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, helping students prepare themselves for life beyond school. Students will gain regular practice through these quick activities. Perfect for additional practice in the classroom or at h
Everyone has certain words that they get stuck on, but this handy book is packed with hints and tips on how to get them right every time. Learning how to memorize groups of words together, reciting helpful phrases to jog your memory, breaking words into manageable chunks and other simple tricks are clearly laid out with examples and tests.
The Secret Spell To Spelling teaches a visual spelling strategy called "the split method" that enables you to spell any word of your choice. Imagine being able to take photos of all the correctly spelled words into a test with you. You could just copy the words and get the answers right. This method allows you to do just that. Alex says: "This book tells you about the split method. I call it the split method because you split the word into two, three or four parts depending on how long the word is. My mum is an NLP trainer and she taught me this when I was seven. She learned this method from Dr Richard Bandler. This method is perfect for your children or yourself "
This book will help you master confusing words and their usage. This easy-to-use reference focuses on three major classes of complicated words: Words that are pronounced alike but are different in spelling, meaning or both, such as sail and sale; gilt guilt.
Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.