Steck-Vaughn Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning Grade 5

Steck-Vaughn Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning Grade 5

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Item #: 035603
ISBN: 9780739836132
Grades: 5

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With a focus on context and vowel pattern sounds, this program helps students avoid common spelling errors and improve comprehension.

This program (copyright 2002) is very similar to the original (1996) Steck-Vaughn Spelling (now out of print). On the whole, both versions are very similar, with differences in the illustrations and the format of the activities. Looking side-by-side at both versions, it appears that the lessons cover the same content (the tables of contents are virtually identical), and the words studied in each lesson are basically the same, give or take a word here and there.

In the original version, the words were introduced at the beginning of each lesson, and then children would answer questions about different letters and sounds found in the spelling words. For instance, questions ask things like "Which words end with the letter /p/?" which the student would answer with words from the spelling list. In the newer version there are fewer of these questions, but they focus more on the letter or sound being learned in that particular lesson and less on analyzing other sounds or letters in the words. The spelling words are listed, and then a blank list is given with headings for different spelling constructs. For instance, in the 4th grade lesson on long /o/, the student would sort out and rewrite the spelling words by "o Words," "oa Words," and "oe Words."

The second page of each lesson is where the biggest difference is found. In the original version, the "Checkpoint" part of the lesson gives the student clues and asks for the spelling word that is referred to. The Linking Words to Meaning version rarely relies on general word "clues," rather, the questions focus more on language and thinking skills like using synonyms, antonyms, analogies, classification, rhymes, and definitions. Often one or two skills are stressed in this section, asking the student to respond with the correct spelling word. For instance, a partial analogy may be given, where a spelling word will finish it correctly, or a sentence with a synonym of the spelling word is offered, and the student must supply the correct spelling word. On this page, word history is highlighted more than in the previous edition, and "family trees" of words are also included. Other lesson activities, such as the reading passage with blanks for using the spelling words in context, proofreading activities, writing activities, and extra-challenging words are still included, with only the page layout and presentation differing from the previous version.

The Teacher's Edition is also slightly different, with the biggest differences being the page layout and organization. The layout is more visually attractive, and it seems easier to see the different activities and components of each lesson with the abundance of separate boxes and headings used. Additional features include a pretest and posttest, where you would read a sentence containing the spelling word, and the student would spell the word on their own. Other changes include more focused attention on related topics (including pronunciation), tips for teaching students with varying abilities, enrichment activities, and additional activity masters. - Jess




Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade
5
ISBN
9780739836132
Binding
Paper Text
Language
English
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Steck-Vaughn
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.38"
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Just absolutely gorgeous graphics and your children will most likely not even need your help. The texts is so enjoyable to look at and clearly stated in its assignments that it is just an absolute joy.....well at least for me. Let's get real, spelling may not be an absolute joy for your child, but this product makes it a lot easier to follow.
Jen G on Feb 25, 2022
It's a great layout, with grade-appropriate word lists, and includes a variety of challenging activities each week. I like that it's a hard back book. My students write their work in a spelling notebook, so that we can reuse these books with the next child.
Laura M on Jul 17, 2020
Just absolutely gorgeous graphics and your children will most likely not even need your help. The texts is so enjoyable to look at and clearly stated in its assignments that it is just an absolute joy.....well at least for me. Let's get real, spelling may not be an absolute joy for your child, but this product makes it a lot easier to follow.
Jen G on Feb 25, 2022
Recommended by a friend.
Nicole J on Aug 10, 2020
It's a great layout, with grade-appropriate word lists, and includes a variety of challenging activities each week. I like that it's a hard back book. My students write their work in a spelling notebook, so that we can reuse these books with the next child.
Laura M on Jul 17, 2020
Words linked to context, traditional spelling style, while enhancing use of words as lessons progress.
Anastacia H on Aug 17, 2018
I have other levels, & like series, price is right
Jere R on Aug 30, 2017
I've used them before
Renee U on Dec 8, 2016
This will be a wonderful Spelling unit to both increase skills in phonics and spelling as well as vocabulary!
Karen G on Sep 30, 2016
As a replacement.
Alva Y on Dec 7, 2015
This is used by the school my granddaughter previously attended. We want to keep it up, an excellent learning tool
Christina R on Oct 26, 2015
Recommended by a friend.
Nicole J on Aug 10, 2020
Words linked to context, traditional spelling style, while enhancing use of words as lessons progress.
Anastacia H on Aug 17, 2018
Is this book still in print? How can I find out if it can be reprinted cause this is a much better book than the other books the school offers....
Nissim on Nov 27, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry but this book is no longer in print and there is not a newer edition available.
Is there a placement test? How do I know where to place my student if we are switching from another curriculum?
Tracy on Jun 16, 2020
Steck-Vaughn Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning Grade 5
Steck-Vaughn Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning Grade 5
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Steck-Vaughn Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning Grade 5 Teacher
Steck-Vaughn Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning Grade 5 Teacher
BEST ANSWER: I don't know of any placement test. I would let the reading level of your student be your guide. Go with grade level if they are reading at grade level. Go up or down from there based on the reading level.
Which book has the answers? The student book or the teachers book?
User on Aug 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The teacher’s book. I do think that the questions are not so unique that you can’t figure them out without the teacher book.
How many pages does this have?
User on Dec 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: About 215 pages.
How many pages are in this?
A shopper on Dec 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't recall how many pages this workbook has but it has several months if not a full school year of lessons. I used this series for my sons when I home schooled them and I now use the same series for my students. I'm a professional tutor for math and reading. I like workbooks that incorporates defining words not just spelling them correctly! It's a good series for all ages.
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