Megawords 4 Student Book 2ED

Megawords 4 Student Book 2ED

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Item #: 006886
ISBN: 9780838809068
Grades: 7-8

Category Description for Megawords 4:

Advanced suffixes and endings (-er, -or, -ar, -ard, -ward, -tion, -sion, -cian, -ous, -age, -ture, -tu, -sure, -able, -ible, consonant-le). 513 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
Softcover Book
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Educators Publishing Service
0.5 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Good book for helping improve reading. next book in series we are using
Momof4 on Mar 16, 2023
Has great word lists I can use for creating OG lessons.
Latoya W on Sep 22, 2021
Good book for helping improve reading. next book in series we are using
Momof4 on Mar 16, 2023
Have used Megawords 3 and loved it with my sped students
Karen K on Mar 10, 2023
Has great word lists I can use for creating OG lessons.
Latoya W on Sep 22, 2021
lOve it
Sara G on Mar 22, 2021
MegaWords turned my son into an amazing speller and I have learned quite a bit along the way as well. Love this program!
Heidi F on Jun 26, 2020
words for decoding
Sharon R on Oct 1, 2019
Excellent for OG students as they progress past the basic progression into morphology!<br />For older students with dyslexia, or those who are ready to level-up!
Amy D on Feb 22, 2019
homeschool kids
Stephanie W on Sep 21, 2017
Required for Graduate Program
Elizabeth S on Jan 8, 2017
I feel like I've tried every spelling program under the sun! Nothing was helping my youngest who has ADHD and some learning issues with language. Enter Megawords- the way this program is laid out helps her to retain her spelling knowledge and it is done in a way that doesn't make her feel like she is doing a little kid spelling book. She can memorize something for the short term, Megawords has helped her finally "get it" so she has mastery for the long term. So happy with this program!
fuzzypenguin on Aug 4, 2016
Currently use this series
molly j on Jan 4, 2016
Oldest son loves this curriculum!
Carissa C on Sep 30, 2015
Have used Megawords 3 and loved it with my sped students
Karen K on Mar 10, 2023
lOve it
Sara G on Mar 22, 2021
Do I need the teacher book or will this be able to be used alone?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is possible to go without the teacher book. The student book has the spelling rules needed to complete the exercises at the top of each page, and as long as you feel confident about syllable division, you could get along without it. The teacher's book does contain teaching suggestions for each lesson but I never used them. However, there are occasional dictation exercises, and the dictated words are only listed in the teacher's book, so you would have to skip those. I found the teacher's book most useful for allowing me to check my child's work quickly and accurately. It has exact copies of student pages with the exercises completed. It was worth it to me to buy the teacher's book.
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