Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Helpful for: Teachers & Tutors of 5-8, Secondary, Young Adult, Adult Students; Independent Learners
What It Is: a 22-page supplement to the student text, Practical Everyday Spelling Workbook, designed to help instructors and others optimize use of the book and its ancillaries. For completion of the several folk stories in the text, the Guide is especially helpful, if not necessary.
Why You Need It: Teachers, helpers, and learners themselves are likely to want to see audio material in print, to check others'--or their own--answers, and to "go beyond the text" with activities that anchor and further their progress in phonics and spelling.
What It Does:
suggests "How to Use the Text" in regard to Explanations, "Key Words," Aural Exercises, Vocabulary Exercises, Word Puzzles, and Tests
recommends "Remedial Activities" for Text Review, Reviewing Spelling Patterns, Comparing Sounds, Comparing Spellings
teaches "Use of the Dictionary" applied to Alphabetizing, Pronunciation, Definitions
offers "Additional Spelling Activities" titled Letters of the Alphabet, Spelling Words Aloud, Rhyming Lists, Guessing Games, Matching Parts of Words, Concentration, Grids, and "Traditional & Commercial Games"
tells how to succeed in "Combining Spelling with Other Skills" by encouraging Pronunciation Practice, Use of Picture & Meaning Cues, Paragraph & Composite Writing--and use of Vocabulary Clues, Category Squares, and Team Vocabulary Quizzes
provides a complete "Answer Key" to all text exercises and activity items that elicit response, Progress Tests A-D, and the Final Test. An Audioscript is incorporated into the answers in the order they appear in the book
can be ordered along with the 126-page learner text and/or three 90-minute audio CDs--and downloaded as often as you'd like!