Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8
  • Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8
  • Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8

Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8

by Kathy Ganske
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593858221

ISBN-13: 9781593858223

Pub. Date: 06/06/2008

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Providing a wealth of tools to enhance upper-level spelling and vocabulary instruction, this engaging book features more than 120 reproducible sorting activities and games. It offers specific suggestions for helping students build mastery of vowel patterns, syllable structure, syllable stress, consonant and vowel alternations, compound words, prefixes, suffixes,

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Providing a wealth of tools to enhance upper-level spelling and vocabulary instruction, this engaging book features more than 120 reproducible sorting activities and games. It offers specific suggestions for helping students build mastery of vowel patterns, syllable structure, syllable stress, consonant and vowel alternations, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Also featured are "Did You Know?" sections with absorbing stories about specific words; tips from teachers at different grade levels; discussions of idioms; literature recommendations; and lists of vocabulary related to social studies, science, and math.

See also Ganske's Word Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, and Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3, which presents word study activities for the primary grades.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593858223
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/06/2008
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
325,610
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Setting the Stage

Background

The Context: What Is Word Study?

A Word about History

Teaching Considerations

Teacher to Teacher: Tips from Teachers for Teachers

Part 2. Word Study for Syllable Juncture Spellers

Introducing Compound Words

Inflectional Endings

Patterns across Syllables: Other Syllable Juncture Doubling

Vowel Patterns in Stressed Syllables

Unstressed Syllables

Consonant Extensions

Prefixes and Suffixes

Additional Sorts

Part 3. Word Study for Derivational Constancy Spellers

Revisiting Prefixes and Suffixes

Consonant Alternations

Vowel Alternations

A Further Look at Suffixes and Prefixes

Greek and Latin Word Elements

Appendix A. Homophone Rummy Answer Key: Sample Sentences

Appendix B. Understanding Prefixes

Appendix C. Applying Prefix Knowledge to Common Latin Roots

Appendix D. Blank Word Card Template

Appendix E. Sampling of 100+ Important Math Words

Appendix F. Sampling of 100+ Important Science Words

Appendix G. Sampling of 100+ Important Social Studies Words

Appendix H. Performance Records

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