Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: 5-8, Secondary, Young Adult, Adult
What It Is: 8 separate Bingo Games 25-32 with 80 Boards displaying 288 one- and multi-syllable words with nearly all regular, alternative, irregular, unusual, and exceptional American-English spellings. There are also 8 Sets of Caller Cards to be cut apart and used in a creative variety of ways. A 60-page Activities & Ideas Book offers all the benefits of the three that precede it at lower levels, and more. In only 13 half-sized pages, it answers the question "What patterns/principles should language learners master at Advanced Levels?
Why You Need It: As in any area of language-ed pursuit, teachers and learners want to feel that they've "completed a course of study" supportive of their continuing language-skills development and advancement. These engaging and motivating materials provide a welcome stress-reducing way of providing that satisfaction.
What it Does:
exposes materials-users to examples of one- and multi-syllable vocabulary representative of nearly all ways to pronounce and spell words in American English. These appear in 8 Games of ten 36-item Boards each, displaying text only--with relevant pedagogy below
covers all possible spellings of 7 "simple" vowels in Game 25; of 7 "complex" glides and diphthongs in Game 26; of all 14 vowels in Games 27 & 28; of contrasts in 12 initial and final consonant sounds and spellings in Games 29; of 7 "short" or "long" vowel sounds before -r in Game 30; of medial consonants in Game 31; and of exceptional consonant spellings + silent consonants in Game 32
summarizes the benefits of phonics-based instruction; defines "Advanced Level" in this area of interest; describes useful products; re-introduces Bingo/Lotto game rules + variations, provides relatively complete reference lists; reviews, summarizes, and imbeds learning through a variety of activities, reproducible handouts, and mastery checks with answers supplied.
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2 PAGE TOC AND 4 PAGE INTRO to this Activity Book