How to Teach Any Child to Spell / Tricks of the Trade 2-Book Set

How to Teach Any Child to Spell / Tricks of the Trade 2-Book Set

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ISBN: 9781929683291
Grades: 1-12

Some children, even though motivated, full of phonics instruction, and diligent workers, just don't seem to "catch on" to spelling. Gayle Graham designed her spell¬ing program for just such a child and in the process developed a program that would be a strong contender for teaching any child to spell. What a coincidence, then, that she selected this title (How to Teach Any Child to Spell) for her little (35 pages; 5.5" x 8") teacher's manual. Expanding on one of Ruth Beechick's three approaches to teaching spelling, Mrs. Graham has developed the Beechick "individualized method" into an individualized spelling note-book. Her methodology is simple enough; put one spelling rule on each page, help the student categorize his own spelling mistakes under the proper rule, discuss the reason for each error developing a strategy for remembering the word's spelling, and drill the student's own misspelled words daily. However, she's pack¬aged all this into a 90-page notebook (Tricks of the Trade); hole-punched with an attractive layout and engaging illustrations. What sets this approach apart from other phonics-based spell¬ing programs is the reasoning involved. The student is actively involved in the classification/ analysis of his very own spelling difficulties. This reasoning process is a significant element in each daily spelling lesson along with more typical elements - daily writing, phonics review, review of misspelled words. Another key and unusual element is daily oral reading with "penciling" - a process which draws the reader's attention to patterns of words and phrases.

The How to Teach book is full of helpful information including an examination of spelling myths, a look at spelling stages and strategies, a short tutorial on teaching spelling by syllables, and a strategic compilation of basic phonics/ spelling rules. Although phonics plays a key ele¬ment in any student's command of spelling, the slightly different perspective of seeing phonics as the building blocks for words helps engage the student in the analysis process which is the key to success. Carefully chosen helps continue into the appendix: rules worth remembering, daily phonics review, frequently misspelled words, and a recommended resource list.

The two-book set includes both the teacher's manual How to Teach Any Child to Spell and the consumable Tricks of the Trade: A Student's Individualized Spelling Notebook. ~ Janice

Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
1
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781929683291
Author
Gale Graham
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Common Sense Press
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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It looked as if spelling would be presented in a fun way.
Janet B on Oct 5, 2020
This is one of two spelling curricula that I purchased to teach my 5th and 7th grade homeschooled students that struggle in spelling. (The other curriculum choice was "Spelling Smart!"). I was seeking a program that would combine spelling rules with a systematic/analytical approach that was fun and engaging. The price was right and was worth a try.
Brandy R on Jan 1, 2020
It looked as if spelling would be presented in a fun way.
Janet B on Oct 5, 2020
trying to teach son to spell
Martha E on Aug 25, 2020
This is one of two spelling curricula that I purchased to teach my 5th and 7th grade homeschooled students that struggle in spelling. (The other curriculum choice was "Spelling Smart!"). I was seeking a program that would combine spelling rules with a systematic/analytical approach that was fun and engaging. The price was right and was worth a try.
Brandy R on Jan 1, 2020
Based on a review that said it was to help kids who are up to speed on reading and writing but lag behind in spelling.
Vicki B on Aug 1, 2017
It seemed to fit the needs of my child. I read decent reviews online.
Jacqueline R on Mar 28, 2016
Despite the fact that my child is a proficient reader, she is has a processing disorder and struggles heavily with spelling, I hope that this book will help me with direct instruction in spelling so that she can soon improve her writing abilities.
Sonia V on Feb 9, 2016
My daughter is Because it is a customized spelling level list for the student that is made from their own experience. It is not long lists of spelling words that have to be just memorized. It is supplemented with the rules of spelling to help with what needs further explaining.
Lauralee O on Jan 30, 2016
trying to teach son to spell
Martha E on Aug 25, 2020
Based on a review that said it was to help kids who are up to speed on reading and writing but lag behind in spelling.
Vicki B on Aug 1, 2017
For those who gave it a try, was it helpful? Worthwhile?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I love this curriculum. I taught all 7 of my kids to read using it!
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How to Teach Any Child to Spell/Tricks of the Trade2-Book Set
Same old, same old
November 5, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My 9yr old son hates spelling due to mundane spelling lists and tests. When we read the introduction for this curriculum, his face lit up with a big smile! No spelling tests! No writing the same word over and over! He's edited his first paper this year and categorized his specific spelling issues into the workbook. Quick & easy! And it showed us both an issue he has with hearing 'er' where it should be 'ur'. It clicked! Great start! Hoping for our best year yet!
September 8, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago


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