The Successful Spelling series provides an integrated method of teaching phonics, spelling and vocabulary to primary students across all year levels.
Book 1 provides students with user-friendly activities to master and develop spelling skills for this vital year of education. It is during this year that students first experience the complexities of the way we form words using letters in a correct sequence. They develop strategies for using sounds and visual patterns to help them strengthen and reinforce their knowledge, building up a comprehensive supply of ready words for written work.
The sequential activities and teaching notes are divided into 76 units — 18 per term — plus four Review and Test units. Each term is divided into the four areas of knowledge needed to develop a comprehensive mastery of spelling:
Phonological Knowledge — how words sound
Word Function Knowledge — how word function can change spelling
Meaning Knowledge — how context can change word form
Word History Knowledge — how words have been derived
Additional tools included:
• Useful topic list for the whole year is given before the units
• Useful words list
• WINK: Words I Need to Know — space to record problematic words
• Some tips for learning to spell
• Assessment checklist for each term
• Glossary of terms
This book will improve literacy skills through effective instruction and evaluation based on the latest research into how spelling is best taught and learned successfully.