High Frequency Words: Strategies that Build Skills in Spelling, Vocabulary and Word Play

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Pembroke Publishers Limited, 2002 - Education - 112 pages
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High-frequency word scan be tricky to spell and are often the very words that students misspell over and over. This practical book offers a variety of thinking strategies that will help children learn to work with these important words as they develop confidence in their spelling, reading and writing.

Lesson plans for nearly 100 tricky words offer teachers the background and activities to make these words an important part of the student's working vocabulary. Each lesson plan includes:

  • Words related to the target word--foundation word, instructional sequence, new words and common error;
  • Thorough discussion of strategies for using the word with students--from phonemic awareness and visual clues to tips for modelling the word and using an analogy;
  • Simple mnemonic device to help students remember words.

Activity sheets that complement many of the lessons provide opportunities for students to apply a strategy to familiar and new situations. Ready-to-use in reproducible format, these activity sheets are concrete reminders of important rules that can become part of a student portfolio.

High-Frequency Wordsaddresses the needs of a wide range of student learning styles. Throughout the lessons teachers will find suggestions for modifying instruction to needs of specific students.

Designed to encourage students to be actively involved, these playful and imaginative lessons expose students to a variety of approaches to dealing with words. From recognizing letter and word patterns and listening for phonemic differences to breaking words into smaller parts and looking at letter shapes students will learn thoughtful ways to deal with words in their reading and writing.

This remarkable book offers students a foundation for future learning with the rules and tools they need to spell and use language effectively.

 

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Contents

The Power of Spelling7
7
Teaching Strategies for Spelling13 Using Metacognition
14
Conducting the Spelling Lesson20
20
again
32
ate 38
70
come 45
76
down 50
82
four 56
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have 62
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Lesson Observation Notes110 Student Test Records111
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