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Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8 (Solving Problems in Teaching of Literacy)

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Book News Annotation:

Ganske (literacy, Oberlin College) provides about 120 word sorting activities and games for use in vocabulary and spelling instruction for students in grades four through eight. Activities are meant to be challenging, interactive, and inquiry-based and cover syllable juncture and derivational constancy spelling, with reproducible templates and discussions of spelling considerations. Teachers and principals also give ideas about assessment, classroom management, motivation, teaching, and activities. Included is an appendix that lists important words for social studies, science, and math, and charts for recording performance. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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 "Did You Know?" 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.

Synopsis:

Providing 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, and more.

About the Author

Kathy Ganske, PhD, is Associate Professor of Literacy in the Graduate Teacher Education Program at Oberlin College. She is a former classroom teacher and a popular speaker.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Setting the Stage

Background

The Context: What Is Word Study?

A Word about History

Teaching Considerations

Teacher to Teacher: Tips from Teachers for Teachers

Part 2. Word Study for Syllable Juncture Spellers

Introducing Compound Words

Inflectional Endings

Patterns across Syllables: Other Syllable Juncture Doubling

Vowel Patterns in Stressed Syllables

Unstressed Syllables

Consonant Extensions

Prefixes and Suffixes

Additional Sorts

Part 3. Word Study for Derivational Constancy Spellers

Revisiting Prefixes and Suffixes

Consonant Alternations

Vowel Alternations

A Further Look at Suffixes and Prefixes

Greek and Latin Word Elements

Appendix A. Homophone Rummy Answer Key: Sample Sentences

Appendix B. Understanding Prefixes

Appendix C. Applying Prefix Knowledge to Common Latin Roots

Appendix D. Blank Word Card Template

Appendix E. Sampling of 100+ Important Math Words

Appendix F. Sampling of 100+ Important Science Words

Appendix G. Sampling of 100+ Important Social Studies Words

Appendix H. Performance Records

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593858223
Author:
Ganske, Kathy
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Vocabulary -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
English language -- Orthography and spelling.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 in
Age Level:
09-13

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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 "Did You Know?" 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.

"Synopsis" by , Providing 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, and more.
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