If you find the value in word study and structural analysis, but wish the exploratory, inductive learning of Words Their Way and other programs were more directed, deductive, and less time-consuming, the Spelling and Syllabication Academic Literacy Center
will be a perfect choice for you and your students. Designed by MA reading specialist, Mark Pennington, this twenty-minute, twice-per-week, full-year program will help your students master the grade-level conventional spelling patterns with 28 spelling sorts
and improve their multi-syllabic decoding with the 28 syllable worksheets
Each weekly spelling sort lists the focus conventional spelling rule and divides that rule into categories. No guessing the patterns… students find applying the different components of the listed spelling rule plenty challenging. Students collaboratively problem-solve and sort the list of 20 words into the rule categories. Students get the answers from their teacher and self-correct to learn from their mistakes. Many teachers use these words as their weekly spelling list to pretest and posttest.
Students practice the same syllabication rule for two weeks. Each weekly syllable worksheet lists the syllable rule with examples. No inductive guessing. Your students will learn to deductively apply the syllable rule. Students practice a guided oral response drill which requires students to isolate, blend, and pronounce with proper accents according to the syllable rule. Next, students divide the challenging word list into syllables according to the listed syllable rule. On the paired syllable worksheet, students practice the syllabication rule with word jumbles, nonsense word syllable divisions, and a book search.
That’s 10 minutes spelling patterns practice, twice-per-week, and 10 minutes syllabication practice, twice-per week. Efficient and effective word study and structural analysis, perfectly suited to the literacy center format.
1. Consonant Doubling
2. i before e
4. Drop/Keep Final e
5. Change/Keep y
7. “ary,” “ery,” “ory,” “ury,” “ry”
10. “ant,” “ance,” “ancy”
11. “ent,” “ence,” “ency”
12. “est,” “ist,” and “iest”
13. “ice,” “ise,” “ize,” “yze”
14. “us” and “_ous”
15. “qu” Spellings
16. Accent Shift
17. Masculine and Feminine
18. “al,” “ial,” “cial,” “tial”
20. a and e Banal
21. “ly” and “ally”
22. Pronunciation Problems
24. Greek and Latin Prefixes
25. Greek and Latin Roots
26. Latin Expressions
27. French Spellings
28. British Spellings
3. Silent final e
4. Vowel teams
6. Double consonants
7. Inflected endings
10. Vowel pronunciation shifts
11. Consonant pronunciation shifts
12. Accent shifts
All the literacy center support materials are included: Group Norms Poster, Leadership Roles Poster, Literacy Center Signs, Literacy Center Task Cards, and 10 Rotation Options. Plus, easy-to-follow directions to ensure your success.
You, your students, their parents, and your administrators will see noticeable improvement in reading fluency and comprehension with the Spelling and Syllabication Academic Literacy Center
Check out our six grade-level Academic Literacy Centers
These full-year, twice-per-week, twenty-minute literacy centers provide rigorous, CCSS standards-based instruction.
Grade-level Academic Literacy Centers
1. Reading Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
2. Writing Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
3. Language Conventions Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
4. Vocabulary Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
5. Spelling and Syllabication Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
6. Study Skills Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
Make sure to check out the special value-priced, grade-level Academic Literacy Center BUNDLES
with all six full-year literacy centers.
Academic Literacy Center BUNDLES
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 4 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 5 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 6 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 7 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 8 BUNDLE
Also, check out our four Remedial Literacy Centers
. Each center provides comprehensive diagnostic and formative assessments with corresponding literacy center lessons. These full-year, 20-minute, twice-per-week remedial centers fit perfectly within the group rotations provided with the Academic Literacy Centers:
Remedial Literacy Centers
1. Remedial Spelling Literacy Center
2. Remedial Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Literacy Center
3. Phonics Literacy Center
4. Sam and Friends Guided Reading Phonics Books
Make sure to check out the special value-priced Remedial Literacy Centers BUNDLE
. Help your students catch up
while they keep up
with grade-level instruction.
All 6 grade-level Academic Literacy Centers and all 4 Remedial Literacy Centers work nicely with the 10 literacy center rotations which you will see in your free download. Each rotation reflects four-days-per-week centers with 40, 60, 80, and 100-minute class time allocations. This is a flexible program; pick what works best for you and your students.
You and your students will love these literacy centers!