Megawords 1 Teacher Guide & Key 2ED

Megawords 1 Teacher Guide & Key 2ED

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Item #: 006878
ISBN: 9780838809013
Grades: 4-5

Category Description for Megawords 1:

Compound words plus open, closed, silent-e, r-controlled, consonant -le, double-vowel words, five syllabication rules (VC/CV, V/CV, VC/V, /cle and V/V) 762 words.

Category Description for Megawords:

Megawords uses multiple approaches to help students learn, understand, and spell mega (large or multi-syllabic) words. The series is sequential, with words building in complexity on both phonic and structural elements. Its goal is "to teach students word attack strategies that they can apply to sounding out any unfamiliar word." This is accomplished by having them start with the basic building block of language, the syllable. These are then combined into whole words, used in context, and practiced in a variety of multi-sensory activities. Between 431-781 words are learned in each book, grouped by phonetic structure. Worksheets explain and practice the rules or patterns found in the word list. Varied exercises focus on reading, spelling, and vocabulary. The word lists by construct can be fairly extensive, so many worksheets follow in order to use each word at least once in an exercise. Second edition changes are minimal in terms of actual content. Word lists are mostly identical, although I noted a few changes that seem to be related to word familiarity and usage (i.e. cannibal not in the new list; testimony added). Activities are mostly the same, though there are shifts in order and some changes in wording (i.e. Mr. Collier is now Mr. Spero; a radio is now a "machine that could do all homework"). There is enough movement in activity placement that using an old answer key with a new edition is likely to be frustrating. A review lesson has been added after the first three lessons in each book. A few types of exercises have been eliminated (unscramble and crosswords). Other changes include fonts (slightly larger), more writing space, and graphics/shading. The worktexts are still black and white. The Teacher Guide/Answer Keys (now in lay-flat spiral binding) have been expanded and contain more specific information about the approach, a six-step teaching strategy, "soft scripted" lesson-by-lesson plans and a complete, reduced page answer key as well as reproducible assessment and recording forms along with the reproducible versions of the reference material from the Student Book.

A spiral-bound Assessment Book is now also available, intended for all levels of Megawords. It provides a full diagnostic measure of the decoding and encoding skills taught at each level, and the test format is great for appropriate placement in the series, accurate diagnosis of skills in certain areas, easy and complete error analysis, pre- and post-test comparisons for documentation of progress, accountability of instructional practices, and development of individual goals and objectives. The Assessment Book is reproducible, so it can be used repeatedly as students work through the series.

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Kristin Johnson
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Educators Publishing Service
1.1 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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tutoring a below grade level 5th grader
Kathy G on Aug 13, 2021
Guide how to use the book
Sharon R on Oct 1, 2019
tutoring a below grade level 5th grader
Kathy G on Aug 13, 2021
Summer work for student
Stacy F on May 18, 2020
Guide how to use the book
Sharon R on Oct 1, 2019
i need it for a class
Kevin T on Sep 30, 2019
Comprehensive spelling/phonics program with assessment forms. Will use for tutoring.
AMELIA A. on Apr 10, 2019
I've heard it's helpful for children who struggle with reading and spelling.
Donna S on Nov 7, 2018
It is a good product for older students to learn how to decode multisyabic words.
Jenny M on Oct 24, 2018
This book was a recommendation by a teacher who teaches the level I will be teaching in the new year.
Maria D on Dec 15, 2017
I chose this item because it had the cheapest price.
Carlene K on Dec 14, 2017
I saw good reviews of it online
Lauren T on Oct 18, 2017
It was referred to me to use for a child with dyslexia.
Sherri S on Sep 13, 2017
We wanted explicit instruction on the seven syllable types.
Debbie W on Jun 19, 2017
to help my struggling reader. I wish I'd bought this years ago!
Jennifer F on Apr 12, 2017
Friends suggested this to supplement spelling program.
Yolanda L on Mar 13, 2017
My mom chose to have us work through Megawords along with Wordly Wise when she was homeschooling us. I loved learning from them. They were quite breezy and enjoyable while also challenging enough to be very interesting and fun to learn from. I'm glad I can still purchase these for my own crew of kiddos. Enjoy!
Kirstin G on Mar 9, 2017
User on Dec 31, 2016
We started the student book and realized we need this to go with it. I tried to wing it without the teacher manual but it isn't working well for us. There are many dictation exercises in the student book that the TM has word lists for.
siobhan w on Jun 8, 2016
This came highly recommended from a veteran homeshooler.
Kellie W on Jun 4, 2016
Recommended for my dyslexic student.
Heidi A on Oct 13, 2015
companion book
Lisa B on Oct 12, 2015
Summer work for student
Stacy F on May 18, 2020
i need it for a class
Kevin T on Sep 30, 2019
Can a 7th grader start at Megawords 2 without completing Megawords 1?
User on Dec 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is possible to begin at level 2. If you are unsure of the level to begin, the Assessments Book is helpful in determining placement
what grade level is Megawords 1 recommended for? I thought I saw somewhere that it's geared towards upper elementary, 5th and above, but now I can't find any details on age or grade recommendations...
A shopper on Jul 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Megawords I is for 4th or 5th graders and the grade levels go up accordingly from there.
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Great Consistency Practice!
My son and I enjoy the Megawords workbook and lessons. The assignments are great and effective. This workbook has helped me to be consistent with spelling lists. Still trying to get a handle on how much (worksheets) to do in one sitting. However, we are thankful for this curriculum. ??
April 12, 2017
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