Megawords 2 Student Book 2ED

Megawords 2 Student Book 2ED

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Item #: 006880
ISBN: 9780838809020
Grades: 5-6

Category Description for Megawords 2:

Common prefixes and suffixes in two-syllable words, including 15 Latin roots. Accenting. 781 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
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11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Megawords is appropriate for my 5th grade students with IEP's. It provides lots of practice and repetition.
Mary M on Oct 6, 2022
useful for all types of learners
Marie M on Feb 26, 2021
Megawords is appropriate for my 5th grade students with IEP's. It provides lots of practice and repetition.
Mary M on Oct 6, 2022
Used the first one in the series and my kids actually enjoyed spelling. They didn't complain with this program.
stacy k on Feb 24, 2022
useful for all types of learners
Marie M on Feb 26, 2021
For spelling remediation for dyslexic student
Noreen S on Dec 13, 2020
The first Megawords was great! My daughter struggled with reading and the first book was great at building vocabulary and spelling and she was engaged in the activities. SO we are continuing with the second book.
Julia S on Dec 6, 2020
This curriculum works well as long as I supplement it with reviewing all the spelling words using the 3 day/ 3 week/ 3 months in a row method.
Caroline M on Jul 31, 2020
My daughter needs it for a class she is taking.
Julie H on Jul 8, 2020
great for students who have Dyslexia, a reading challenge
Rebecca S on Mar 13, 2020
I wanted words at higher level of learning and challenging.
Sharon R on Oct 1, 2019
Excellent for OG students as they progress past the basic progression into morphology!For older students with dyslexia, or those who are ready to level-up!
Amy D on Feb 22, 2019
Interventions with prefixes and suffixes
Mindy K on Feb 21, 2019
I am a middle school sped reading teacher.
Eileen M on Oct 31, 2018
Love this curriculum for reinforcing phonics and spelling. Was a great tool for my older son; now using it for younger son.
Tracy B on Jul 31, 2018
To help my third graders strengthen their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes and how these morphemes affect the base/root words, along with learning the spelling rules for adding suffixes.
Whitley T on Sep 20, 2017
I have Megawords 1 and love it.
Krista K on Sep 5, 2017
previous use & success
Luciana L on Aug 31, 2017
We did the first book and it,s working to teach my daughter to spell. she requested we stick with it.
siobhan w on Mar 27, 2017
I have used Megawords and find it a good resource for spelling and vocabulary. Very open and go.
Michelle T on Mar 25, 2017
spelling with students
Sandra A on Jan 30, 2017
Required for Graduate Program
Elizabeth S on Jan 8, 2017
required for son's 5th grade class
Stephanie N on Aug 26, 2016
been using this system for all of my kids
Michelle N on Aug 16, 2016
My daughter needed extra help last year with spelling.
Kathleen V on Jul 21, 2016
Because I forgot to get it at the MPE convention.
Carol H on Jun 28, 2016
Megawords 1 worked well. It is good if your kid needs reinforcement even after doing all of Explode the Code. There's no grade level marked on it, so it's not humiliating. This was made for special needs, but anyone needing phonics can use it.
Michelle S on Dec 28, 2015
Reading a blog called Homeschool Reviews, I ran across a review by a woman who gave specific reasons why she preferred this program over others. There were several other reviews as well that lead me to believe that this program will help my right brained daughter.
Jeffrey B on Dec 2, 2015
My son's tutor is using this series to help my son advance--it is working great!
Mary Pat P on Nov 8, 2015
Used the first one in the series and my kids actually enjoyed spelling. They didn't complain with this program.
stacy k on Feb 24, 2022
For spelling remediation for dyslexic student
Noreen S on Dec 13, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Don't hesitate
I got it for spelling concerns but I really liked and appreciated the reading component as well. I didn't have him work through the whole book. Instead I used it as more of a remediation tool by picking and choosing which lessons I felt would most benefit him based on the Megawords placement test booklet. However, I would not hesitate to use this as a spelling/reading program. It's been a couple years since he used this and when I retested him to see if he needed remediation anywhere in this series, I discovered he did really well. I really believe this strengthened his reading/spelling foundation and wouldn't hesitate to recommend or encourage others to try it.Write your review here. It must be at least 10 characters long. Consider whether you would recommend this product and what you like or dislike about it.
June 25, 2018
over 7 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Basic Phonics for older students
My 12 yr old learning disabled daughter saves face with this program, as it appears to be geared for older students. Much like Explode the Code, which is terrific program. It covers the basics very well, in a logical sequential order with a lot of reinforcement.
February 8, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good, easy to use spelling program
For subjects like spelling, a workbook is the best approach. This doesn't take a whole lot of time on the parent's part, but will require an occasional lesson for particular rules or problems. I don't do tests, but take about 20 words from the list at the beginning of each chapter. Any misspelled words go on a list where they must be spelled correctly out loud for 3 consecutive days, then 3 consecutive weeks, and than 3 consecutive months. Any misspellings go back to daily review and must be written 3 times.
October 22, 2015
over 8 years ago

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