Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: K-8, Secondary, Young Adult, Adult
What It Is: a 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 and the Teacher's Guide with Answer Key
The teacher's guide accompanying this phonics and spelling basic workbook provides suggestions appropriate for an efficient, yet flexible and versatile base 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.
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 their 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. Guides educator in assisting learners in the use of the WorkText.
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, using 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
• 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
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