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Word Crafting: Teaching Spelling, Grades K-6 / Edition 1
     

Word Crafting: Teaching Spelling, Grades K-6 / Edition 1

by Cindy Marten
 

ISBN-10: 032500322X

ISBN-13: 9780325003221

Pub. Date: 09/29/2003

Publisher: Heinemann

At long last, a spelling and vocabulary book written by a classroom teacher who's a literacy specialist, too!

Cindy Marten responds to the demand for "direct, systematic, and explicit phonics and spelling instruction" that goes way beyond what to teach - she addresses the questions of how, when, and why spelling should be taught. More important, she situates

Overview

At long last, a spelling and vocabulary book written by a classroom teacher who's a literacy specialist, too!

Cindy Marten responds to the demand for "direct, systematic, and explicit phonics and spelling instruction" that goes way beyond what to teach - she addresses the questions of how, when, and why spelling should be taught. More important, she situates spelling within the contexts of real writing and the individual learner's needs.

In Word Crafting, Marten offers an approach that is at once playful, intellectual, and artful, engaging students in inquiry and wonder about words. "Word crafting" is analogous to the ways fine woodworkers develop their skills - through collecting the right tools, item by item, until they have a toolbelt full of them. The same is true for teaching spelling and here Marten supplies the tools, each one carefully selected for her students. Dip into her book for tools to:

  • assess and group students for effective instruction
  • engage them from the start in smart word study
  • help students learn high-frequency words, rules, patterns, and spelling demons
  • align your teaching with school, district, state, and national mandates.

Use these tools to set up word-crafting contexts that connect the study of words to authentic reading and writing. Craft a word study program that turns your students into more than good spellers - they'll be fine word crafters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325003221
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/29/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Why Spelling Matters Teaching Spelling as a Craft It's All About Assessment Essential Classroom Practices Know Your Spelling Tools: Consumer Beware Appendixes: Spelling Pilot Adoption-Evaluation of Publisher Materials Innovation Configuration Rubric for Effective Spelling Instruction Case Study Exercise for Innovation Configurations for Effective Spelling Instruction Teacher References and Resources for Effective Word Study Student Word-Study Journals Developmental Phases of Spelling High-Frequency Words/"No Excuses" Words Frequently Misspelled Words Teaching "No Excuses" and Frequently Misspelled Words "No Excuses" Words: First Grade, Second Grade, Third Through Fifth Grades Games and Activities Web Page: www.spellingtools.com Spelling Inventories Ideas for Parents and Caregivers English Is a Difficult Language! Children's Literature to Support Word Study

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