Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: Grades 8 through 12, Young Adult, Adult
What It Is: A Printed 94-page student text titled Basic Everyday Spelling Workbook functioning as an adult primer for the phonics & spelling system of oral and written American English with AUDIO FILES on 2CD's and a PRINTED teachers guide.
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. Audio clips allow students to hear explicit sounds of letters and letter patterns that form words. Audio also helps engage students in the text and gain exposure to more words, ultimately improving vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking skills.
The teacher's guide accompanying this phonics and spelling basic workbook provides suggestions as appropriate to serve as an efficient, yet flexible and versatile basis for the teaching and learning of basic spelling skills.
Teacher instructions are in the margins around a reduced-size student page that has the correct answers overlaid.
What It Does:
Targets the Basic system of American-English Phonics & Spelling quickly and cheerfully with 94 attractively illustrated pages and audio selections 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 with short short Presentations of Patterns & Principles, "Listen & Write" Exercises, and phonics-based vocabulary building.
Provides enjoyment and fun with lively visuals, funny sentences, word switches, meaning cues, motivating puzzles, stories, and open-ended word play.
Lends itself to a variety of uses, especially with the associated audio, the instructions, Answer Key, and Audioscript in the related Teacher's 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
Be fully prepared: purchase in a package containing the 94-page learner text + two 90-minute audio CDs + the 24-page Teacher's Guide & Answer Key.
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