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  • SPELLING FOR LIFE
    SPELLING FOR LIFE
    A recent survey of 200 teachers asking the question 'spelling is...?' resulted in the following adjectives: 'difficult', 'complex', 'confusing', 'random', 'confounding'. Spelling for Life offers lucid, accessible tools which help to reveal that, when explicitly and systematically taught, spelling is scientific, law-abiding and even elegant.

    It explains that spelling is the manipulation of symbols according to agreed-upon patterns that produce predictable results. Spelling errors also fall into sets of predictable patterns. Success in spelling is not a product of intelligence. Many people struggle to spell due to coping strategies developed in place of explicit instruction. What gives spelling its 'complex' veneer is the fact that different ways of thinking are required at different levels from word to word. Some words can be spelt as they sound, others have to be visually memorised and some rely on knowledge of core rules about word-structure. A lot of words require more than one strand of knowledge. This book makes clear which strand needs to be applied in different situations.

    Often pupils who can read and express themselves competently nevertheless find spelling difficult. False assumptions about spelling, such as believing the English language is complex and/or irregular, damage confidence and lead to reluctance to even attempt to spell correctly.

    Spelling For Life enables teachers and pupils to:
    * learn what the common spelling coping strategies are
    * gain insights into undoing poor spelling habits
    * work together to notice patterns not only in regular spelling, but also in words which on the surface seem to break the spelling rules
    * practise successful spelling strategies, progressing from simple to complex words rapidly and with confidence.

    Using a synthesis of theory, research and teaching experience, the fascinating nature of English spelling is systematically teased out. The examples and exercises offer an encouraging, accessible way to implement the programme of study and strive to reveal the beauty of spelling. Aided by example lessons, progressive assessments, unique tools and extensive practice lists, this highly acclaimed overview of spelling succeeds in developing critical thinking and confidence when reading and spelling. It can be used in conjunction with any established phonics programme.

    ISBN: 9780415856935
    Title: SPELLING FOR LIFE
    Price: $63.00
    Weight: 540g
    Dimension: 245mm X 175mm
    Price: $63.00
  • SPELLING RULES DIRECTORY - W04
    SPELLING RULES DIRECTORY - W04
    This colourful, illustrated spelling aid will teach children the tips and tricks that make spelling easier. The Spelling Rules Directory introduces spelling conventions and guidelines that generalise across many words. Rules are divided into positioning, suffixes and spelling guidelines. With handy pictorial aids and diagrams, as well as concise explanations this desk-top aid will be useful for all students struggling to grasp our eccentric English language spelling rules, helping them to become confident spellers.

    ISBN: 9421002419019
    Title: SPELLING RULES DIRECTORY - W04
    Price: $19.50
    Weight: 240g
    Dimension: 220mm X 170mm
    Price: $19.50
  • SPELL-LINKS STRATEGIES BY THE NUMBERS
    SPELL-LINKS STRATEGIES BY THE NUMBERS


    Get your students to stop memorising and begin strategising their way to writing and reading success. Explicitly teach the 14 meta-cognitive strategies for reading and spelling that are critical for reading and writing success.

    ISBN: SPELLLINKS2
    Title: SPELL-LINKS STRATEGIES BY THE NUMBERS
    Price: $175.00
    Price: $175.00
  • SPELL-LINKS TO READING & WRITING (LNX-2)
    SPELL-LINKS TO READING & WRITING (LNX-2)
    A comprehensive Kindergarten to Y12 Word Study progam and classroom resource. The individualised and flexible design of SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing ensures that there is a word solution for everyone. The SPELL-Links Assessment (SPELL-2) and SPELL Links to Reading & Writing word study progam are designed to improve all aspects of literacy - reading, writing, spelling, speaking, listening and vocabulary. They are suitable for Tier 1, 2 and 3 students as well as Special Education, Speech-Language Impaired, ESL and students with learning disabilities.

    SPELL-Links Assessment (SPELL-2) Software which compliments this product is sold separately. More information on the software can be viewed at https://www.learningbydesign.com/spell-2.html



    ISBN: SPELLLINK
    Title: SPELL-LINKS TO READING & WRITING (LNX-2)
    Price: $595.00
    Weight: 3180g
    Price: $595.00
  • THE WORD WASP - PHONICS AND STRUCTURE
    THE WORD WASP - PHONICS AND STRUCTURE
    NEW

    The Word Wasp has been designed in order to give people with literacy problems, child or adult, including those labelled "dyslexic", the chance to read and spell alongside their literate peers. Furthermore, anyone wanting to give their child a head-start can also use this manual.

    It is a "one to one" manual and if you are reading this then you are already qualified to use it. Training is not required as you are guided through the book by easy to follow, colour coded instructions.

    The book was trialled extensively with both adults and children from the age of seven to fifty-four.

    The Word Wasp teaches rules and structure using a colour coded system. It starts by introducing the basic sounds of English and then progresses slowly through the language, adding the various elements, from the basic sounds to the latinised suffixes: from lock to loquacious. Those students who finish this text will have their spelling and reading ages advanced dramatically.

    Harry Cowling Co-author of Toe by Toe.

    ISBN: 9780953871438
    Title: THE WORD WASP - PHONICS AND STRUCTURE
    Author: HARRY COWLING AND MARIE COWLING
    Price: $59.00
    Weight: 400g
    Dimension: 146mm X 210mm
    Price: $59.00
  • THE WORD WASP HORNET LITERACY PRIMER - PHONICS AND STRUCTURE
    THE WORD WASP HORNET LITERACY PRIMER - PHONICS AND STRUCTURE
    NEW

    The Hornet is a literacy primer. It deals with the fundamental structures and conventions which operate within our language. It was developed with students whose literacy problems were exacerbated by their inability to process regular vowel sounds.

    It is a one to one teaching manual that can be used on the kitchen table or school desk.

    It can be used with students from the age of five to seventy-five.

    Its main function is to develop a linguistic framework for all students; allowing them to understand that our language moves from left to right and that order and structure rule our language. It is not the mystery that whole word systems make it appear.

    Synthetic Phonic through Low Frequency Words

    Like the Word Wasp, the Hornet encourages students to build words. Synthetic Phonics are an ideal way to teaching students the structures of our language because they limit a student's ability to guess their way to literacy. Whole word systems teach "Service English": a limited, second rate, form of English which condemns its students to bad spelling; poor reading skills and an increasing sense of alienation from educational pursuits.

    A greater number of students are using the Hornet and the Word Wasp to learn English as a second language. Such students are introduced to synthetic phonics through low frequency words: thrips, squench, glum, cam, shrill, kilt, helm, grist, are typical of the words used to persuade students to build words.

    The Hornet is directly concerned with building a student's vocabulary. However, it is designed to make a student ask what a word means; as opposed to asking what a word might say.

    The Hornet introduced students to the structural framework of the English language.

    Harry Cowling Co-author of Toe by Toe

    ISBN: 9780953871421
    Title: THE WORD WASP HORNET LITERACY PRIMER - PHONICS AND STRUCTURE
    Author: HARRY COWLING & MARIE COWLING
    Price: $40.00
    Weight: 220g
    Dimension: 148mm X 210mm
    Price: $40.00
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