Synopses & Reviews
An innovative, developmental approach to teaching phonics and spelling. This classroom resource contains lessons in which students select letters to build short and long words. It also includes effective tools for strengthening spelling and phonics skills. Making Words is a multilevel book that explores words and letter patterns while increasing vocabularies.
Children are encouraged to explore words, letter-sound relationships, and letter patterns through Making Words. This fast-paced approach to combining phonics and spelling includes 160 hands-on activities, as well as guidelines for creating your own treasury of lessons. Your students will delight in using each lesson's designated letters to make 12 to 15 words, beginning with short words and working their way to longer words. And they'll be eager to make the final word, which includes all of the letters. A wonderful tool for strengthening spelling skills!
About the Author
Pat Cunningham is a professor of education at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Pat has taught first grade, fourth grade, and remedial reading and has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is involved in staff development with teachers and administrators across the United States. Pat was inducted into the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame in 2002.Dottie Hall is a former curriculum coordinator who has taught first, second, third, and fourth grades, and at the college level. Dottie is the director of the Four-Blocks® Center at Wake Forest University. She has over 30 years of teaching experience and is involved in staff development with teachers and administrators across the United States.