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The Reading Puzzle: Spelling, Grades 4-8
Instill the joy of reading and give students the skills they need to succeed!
Based on Elaine K. McEwan's best-selling book Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks, The Reading Puzzle series makes it easy to use the author's research-based strategies to help students master the skills critical to reading success as recommended by the National Reading Panel. Offering grade-level activities and creative reproducibles for teaching children to read fluently, independently, and with comprehension, these ten books for Grades K–8 contain standards-based, ready-to-use activities to strengthen students' development in:
- Phonemic awareness and phonics
- Comprehension and fluency
- Spelling and word analysis
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781412958264
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2008
- Page Count: 96
- Publication date: February 28, 2008
Download a Sample Lesson Plan
and Student Activity
Give students the reading skills they need to succeed!
Can all your students read fluently, independently, and with understanding? As puzzle pieces fit together to complete a picture, reading skills are dependent upon one another to make reading meaningful for students. The Reading Puzzle series helps you organize instruction to better develop students' core reading skills—including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension—to make them successful readers.
Derived from the research-based strategies in Elaine K. McEwan's bestseller Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks, these standards-based, easy-to-use activities will set students on the course to reading success. This book offers practical techniques that include teacher modeling, guided practice, and independent application, and provides creative reproducibles and ready-to-use tools such as graphic organizers and visual prompts.
Through fun and interactive activities, students can focus on one spelling skill at a time and internalize what they've learned before moving on to the next concept. A chart of spelling rules and their exceptions will help you organize instruction to cover:
- Silent letters, plural nouns, and homophones
- Prefixes, suffixes, and contractions
- The difference between a and an, and using i before e
As students advance in spelling proficiency, their newfound confidence will significantly impact reading success and future academic achievement!
Table of Contents
Put It Into Practice
Spelling Rules Table
The First Spelling Rules
Words with Silent Letters
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