Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: K-8, Secondary, Young Adult, Adult
What It Is: a 94-page student text originally titled All Spelled Out and then Basic Everyday Spelling Workbook functioning as an adult primer for the phonics & spelling system of oral and written American English
Why You Need It: In their attempts to learn the language or develop their oral and written skills, secondary and adult new readers and 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 94 attractively illustrated pages, audio sections of which can be read or played aloud, prompting text-users to connect sounds with letter-spellings
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 with lively visuals, 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 94-page learner text + two 90-minute audio CDs + the 22-page Teacher's Guide & Answer Key. Bonus: Download pages and/or audio, as many times as you'd like!