Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: K- 8, Secondary, Young Adult, Adult
What It Is: Audio books allow students to hear explicit sounds of letters and letter patterns that form words. Audio books also help students engage in text and gain exposure to more words, ultimately improving vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking skills.
This teacher's guide accompanies phonics and spelling basic workbook and teachers guide provide suggestions as teacher guide seems appropriate will serve as an efficient, yet flexible and versatile base for the teaching and learning of basic spelling skills. More importantly, students will find, through use of this book.
Teacher instructions are in the margins around a reduced-size student page that has the correct answers overlaid.
Why You Need It: In their attempts to learn the language or develop their oral and written skills, secondary and adult new learners of ESL/EFL might never have been exposed to phonics, defined as an effective "method of teaching word-level reading by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetic writing system." This omission may have slowed the learning process, created anxiety, and even dissuaded students from continuing their course of study. This material will help fill the gap.
What It Does:
Targets the Basic system of American-English Phonics & Spelling quickly and cheerfully with audio sections of which can be read or played aloud and teachers guide.
Contains lessons and sections with these titles: • Sounds, Symbols, & Letters • Short Vowels • Long Vowels (with Letter Combinations) • Long Vowels (with Final e) • Review of Short & Long Vowels • Consonants • Other Vowel Sounds • Review of Vowels & Consonants • More Consonant Spellings • Combinations of Consonants • Summary of Consonants • Review of Vowels & Consonants • Progress Tests A, B, C, D • Final Test (for Lessons 1-12)
Helps beginners to learn without stress from printed Review, very short short boxed Presentations of Patterns & Principles, "Listen & Write" Exercises, and phonics-based vocabulary building
Provides enjoyment and fun funny sentences, words switches, meaning cues, motivating puzzles, stories, and open-ended word play
Lends itself to a variety of uses, especially with the input of associated audio and the instructions, Answer Key, and Audioscript of the related Teaching Guide:
• individual Self-Study • directed Home-Schooling • Tutoring, one on one or in small groups • in Learning Labs • in informal, voluntary meetings • in "regular" academic courses
Saves you money when purchased in a package containing the learner audio+ Teacher's Guide & Answer Key full audio.