Mindful of Words

Mindful of Words

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Providing a wealth of tools to enhance upper-level spelling and vocabulary instruction, this engaging book features more than 120 reproducible sorting activities and games. It offers specific suggestions for helping students build mastery of vowel patterns, syllable structure, syllable stress, consonant and vowel alternations, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Also featured are qDid You Know?q sections with absorbing stories about specific words; tips from teachers at different grade levels; discussions of idioms; literature recommendations; and lists of vocabulary related to social studies, science, and math. See also Ganske's Word Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, and Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3, which presents word study activities for the primary grades.To vary the sorting practice, I provide each student with a laminated blank word card template on card stock paper. ... On the back, write a really interesting, long, or unusual word. ... With the move to fifth grade Marianne found that she not only needed to learn more advanced spelling concepts but that she also had to create anbsp;...

Title:Mindful of Words
Author:Kathy Ganske
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2013-10-15


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