The Successful Spelling series provides an integrated method of teaching phonics, spelling and vocabulary to primary students across all year levels.
Book 5 provides students with user-friendly activities to master and develop spelling skills for this year of education. This title provides both students and teachers with the content needed to produce best practices in spelling. These books are not a complete spelling course in themselves, neither are they meant to be, but they provide both students and teachers with the content needed to produce best practices in spelling.
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.