Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8by Kathy Ganske
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,… See more details below
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.
- Guilford Publications, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Sales rank:
- Product dimensions:
- 7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 13 Years
Table of Contents
Part 1. Setting the Stage
The Context: What Is Word Study?
A Word about History
Teacher to Teacher: Tips from Teachers for Teachers
Part 2. Word Study for Syllable Juncture Spellers
Introducing Compound Words
Patterns across Syllables: Other Syllable Juncture Doubling
Vowel Patterns in Stressed Syllables
Prefixes and Suffixes
Part 3. Word Study for Derivational Constancy Spellers
Revisiting Prefixes and Suffixes
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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