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.ground because early mappa mundi, a€œmaps of the world, a€ were made of cloth to last for long sea journeys. ... Next, discuss pattern differences in the closed syllable column and, as a group, subdivide the list into the VCCV doublet, VCCV different, and VCV short categories. ... Remind them that if the syllable ends in a long vowel sound, the consonant that follows will not be doubled when they write the word. ... Talking Points a€c Although VCV usually signals an open syllable, Part 2.

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


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