The Successful Spelling series provides an integrated method of teaching phonics, spelling and vocabulary to primary students across all year levels.
Book 2 provides students with user-friendly activities to master and develop spelling skills for this year of education. During this year students experience more of the complex ways 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.