Megawords 3 Student Book 2ED

Megawords 3 Student Book 2ED

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Item #: 006882
ISBN: 9780838809044
Grades: 6-7

Category Description for Megawords 3:

Multisyllabic words with unaccented endings and middle syllables (schwa or short-i). Reviews accent patterns in 2-syllable words; introduces accenting of three- and four- syllable words. 431 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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0.5125 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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My children enjoy doing the megawords spelling words books.
Leah B on Nov 18, 2021
words for decoding
Sharon R on Oct 1, 2019
My children enjoy doing the megawords spelling words books.
Leah B on Nov 18, 2021
great for students who have Dyslexia, a reading challenge
Rebecca S on Mar 13, 2020
words for decoding
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
Use at home
Michelle N on Aug 14, 2018
needed to complete my set
carolyn z on Jul 8, 2018
finished book 2 so now we need book 3
Laura D on Sep 2, 2017
previous use & success
Luciana L on Aug 31, 2017
This was a follow-up purchase to Megawords 1 and 2. This series works well for us to reinforce spelling rules and fix common errors.
Bethany N on Feb 19, 2017
spelling with students
Sandra A on Jan 30, 2017
Required for Graduate Program
Elizabeth S on Jan 8, 2017
Great for middle schoolers.
Jennifer C on Dec 14, 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
We are about to complete Megawords 2. We have seen some improvements in her spelling so we will continue with the series.
User on Nov 12, 2015
great for students who have Dyslexia, a reading challenge
Rebecca S on Mar 13, 2020
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
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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.
June 25, 2018
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Help for the struggling speller
While I do not believe a product exists to turn our child into a spelling whiz, I am pleased to say we are finally seeing improvements after using Megawords 2 & 3. Here is what's working for us. I have her read an entire column from the new list aloud to me. Any word she can't pronounce I mark as a vocabulary word. Then she rereads that column & defines or uses each word in a sentence. Any word she doesn't know is marked as vocabulary as well. After working through the entire list we are done for the day. The next day she writes each vocabulary word on an index card with the definition on the back. The third day we begin working though the list's pages. There is great variety in these pages including dictation, completing sentences with list words, studying the meaning of prefix/root/suffix, word search, crossword, etc. There are usually around 15 pages per list & we complete two per day in addition to reviewing vocabulary words. After all the workbook pages for the list are done she takes a test requiring her to spell & define the vocabulary words we selected for that list. She consistently score in the 90% range. I believe this is because Megawords is designed for the student to dissect the words & become confident with one list before moving to the next. I highly recommend Megawords for students who do not have a natural inclination for spelling.
January 26, 2016
over 7 years ago

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