K-2 Teacher's Set Rescue the Students Now

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PRESS to see lessons in sequence. This shows you how all of the pieces are integrated. Order Now T. Workbook T. Rescue Textbook T. Advanced Strategies I will show you what I learned Sequencing Picture Details Rough & Final Draft Visual Cards Vowel Pattern Content Clues Made Easy Content Clues Reinforcing Lessons S. Workbook S. Rescue Textbook S. Advanced Notebook of Masters Cursive Penmanship Avoiding Pitfalls

Workbook

The students start with the workbook. It combines the fundamentals of reading, spelling, and penmanship. By combining these subject areas, it saves the teacher valuable teaching time while advancing the students' needs.

In each lesson, the students are tracking and writing in a structured and sequential manner. This approach gives the students the skills they need for beginning composition. The students also become fluent readers which aids them in comprehending the material in anthologies and chapter books.

The Workbook is designed to meet the challenges in the classroom from the advanced to the struggler. It encourages the teacher to choose how much multi- sensory and direct teaching they should use with the class.

There are Sections A, B , D, and Suffixes.

Section A Phonemes in words and phrases. The students work with the name of the letter, the Key Word, the sound, and the formation of the letter. The letter is used in reading words and a phrase. The letter is used in spelling the words, phrase, and then proofread.

Section B Digraphs in words, phrases, and sentences. Students work through the digraphs th, th, sh, ch, wh, and ck using the same approach as Section A.

Section C is in the Rescue the Students Now TEXTBOOK.

Section D Diphthongs. (Vowel Patterns) Students are actively involved in each word, phrase, and sentence by finding the vowel, writing the vowel pattern, the vowel piece, saying the vowel sound, and then reading the word. THIS APPROACH LAUNCHES THE STUDENTS INTO STARDOM.

Suffix Section offers an easy way to understand suffixes. There are just three types of word endings for a suffix. The students can now spell thousands of new words by simply knowing how to apply the suffix.

LOOK FOR: Key Word picture sheets to color on the front side. On the back side, students start composition with a picture story. Students review, reinforce, and develop comprehension/retell skills by using, I Will Show You What I Learned. Students use their Rescue the Students Now TEXTBOOK for extra reading practice. They use Sequencing Details with Picture Stories along with Content Clues Made Easy. During Section D, students use a Rough & Final Draft booklet for composition. At the end of Section D, students use Content Clues Reinforcing Lessons 1-40 D

There are homework sheets for Sections A, B, C, D of Rescue the Students Now.

Textbook

One of the reasons this program is so successful, is that the students learn to separate words into words that are sight words and words that have a strategy to figure them out. This gives the students the tools they need to justify why they read or spelled a word the way they did. The more the students apply their concepts through practice, the more automatic it becomes. This is why the students need the TEXTBOOK for reinforcing the concepts.

Prior to using the Rescue the Students Now Textbook, the students used the hands-on approach in their Workbook to make the launch into the fundamentals of reading, spelling, and penmanship as easy to understand as possible.

So with the Rescue the Students Now Workbook and the Rescue the Students Now TEXTBOOK, application becomes a reality for the students through total understanding.

The Rescue the Students Now TEXTBOOK offers review and reinforcement in Sections A, B, C, D.

Section A Phonemes in 26 lessons. This page is the same as the workbook without a pencil. Students learn to find the vowel, give the vowel sound, then read the word or phrase.

Section B Digraphs in 6 lessons.

Section C Review of phonemes and digraphs in 26 lessons. The Loose-Leaf notebook houses practice and test masters.

Section D Diphthongs (vowel patterns) in 40 lessons. Students read all of the words, phrases, and sentences by using the concept they used in the workbook. Students have a new lesson every day, so they need this reinforcement.

LOOK FOR: Specific composition and comprehension strands are used on a daily basis.

There are homework sheets for Sections A, B, C, D of Rescue the Students Now.

Advanced Strategies for Reading and Spelling

In the Rescue the Students Now program, the students simultaneously work with reading, spelling, and penmanship which helps set them up for fluency in reading, and accuracy in spelling. The time-on-task is greatly enhanced by interlacing the concepts to include composition and comprehension. And of course, the teacher benefits when time is saved by combining these subject areas.

To help further our goal of learning the concepts well enough to have them ready for application in any setting, we need to fine-tune and refresh the techniques used to get us to this point.

The Advanced Strategies for Reading and Spelling has four sections.

  1. Spelling Key Words. The students must be accurate in spelling the Key Words so they can have a reference to refer to when they need to spell a word with the same vowel pattern and vowel piece.
  2. Match Key Words. The teacher is able to dictate the Key Word because the students just finished practicing the correct spelling. The teacher then dictates a word that will match. The students get practice in analyzing and applying what works.
  3. Analyze Sounds. The students work with vowel patterns according to what they HEAR and what they SEE. If the students HEAR the long sound of "a" in a word, they are now prepared to list some possible choices. The list might include: a', a-e, ay, ai, etc. The students have learned to analyze and choose what makes sense.
  4. Syllabication. The students in grades 1-6 can work with the syllabication at different levels of understanding. For the younger students, it is practice in decoding (taking apart), and encoding (putting together) words. Even if first graders do not know a vocabulary word, they know the strategy to be able to read the word. This is important because students will be encountering four and five syllable words in their choice of chapter books.

These strategies help students comprehend sentences by decoding the surrounding words.

I Will Show You What I Learned

This booklet is an AMAZING way to do a daily quick review of the phonemes and digraphs in Sections A & B of Rescue the Students Now. PLUS, the booklet helps the students increase their comprehension and retell skills when they recreate the composition story they drew earlier in the day on their Key Word picture story sheet.

I Will Show You What I Learned is a small booklet. The students work with:

  1. the name of the letter
  2. the Key Word
  3. letter's sound
  4. letter's formation
  5. reading a word
  6. spelling a word
  7. proofreading a word
  8. recreating the picture story from a previous session This is very effective for developing beginning composition skills. It also increases the student's ability to recall details, which in turn, is a component of comprehension.

Sequencing Details with Picture Stories

In Sections A & B of the Rescue the Students Now program, the students used their Key Word picture as their composition topic. They drew the topic , put it in a setting, and had action taking place. They drew the picture once in the morning and again later that day, trying to recall all of the details. The students shared their stories. They had an audience that complimented and questioned them.

In Section C of Rescue the Students Now, the students fine-tune their knowledge of the phonemes and digraphs. They can read words with the short vowel sounds, so they are now ready to pick a sentence from Section C and use it for their topic sentence in their new booklet called,Sequencing Details with Picture Stories. The students write their topic sentence in the center of their page. They then web out by drawing details. There are four boxes for the details. When the students are finished, they number the boxes in the order that best sequences the story. This approach helps the students with their comprehension because they start to think about stories as a series of details, told in a specific order.

Rough and Final Draft Booklets

In Section D of the Rescue the Students Now Textbook, and the Rescue the Students Now Workbook, the students have been introduced to vowel patterns that include vowel sounds other than the short vowel sound in one syllable words. On a daily basis, the students choose a sentence from their lesson in Section D to be used as their topic sentence in their Rough Draft Booklet. They web into four boxes , writing details to support their topic sentence. This is a great way to avoid run-on sentences. When finished with the details, the students number the boxes so that their story flows and wraps-up with the last sentence. The teacher and student proofread, corrections are made, and then the story is written in the Final Draft Booklet. The students will have a booklet of 40 stories written in best penmanship to admire at the conclusion of lesson 40 D.

THIS APPROACH GIVES THE STUDENTS THE PRACTICE THEY NEED TO RESPOND WELL TO THE DISTRICT AND STATE PROMPTS.

The Teacher's Booklet is bound. The masters for the students' books are included for the teachers to run-off and staple or bind.

Alphabet Picture Cards

Our goal is to give every student learning to read and spell the tools to advance not only in those specific areas, but to extend the goals to penmanship, composition, and comprehension.

The visual cards incorporate our time- saving feature for the teacher when students are simultaneously working with the name of a letter, the Key Word picture , associating the Key Word with the sound, and correctly forming the letter.

Daily, the students are introduced to a new letter of the alphabet. This is their mind-set for the new lesson. They also review previous letters via the picture cards.

The directions for the use of the card are on the card. The students then use their Rescue the Students Now Workbook to help solidify the letter, sound, and word connection.

The teacher runs off picture sheets of the Key Word for the students to color. On the backside of this sheet will be an area for the students to draw a picture story.

Later in the day, the students use their I Will Show You What I Learned booklet to review the Visual Card's Key Word. The students will also recreate the the picture story they drew earlier in the day. This procedure develops comprehension/retell skills along with composition structure.

Vowel Pattern Cards

Each lesson in the Rescue the Students Now Workbook and the Rescue the Students Now Textbook started with a visual card. The students mastered the phonemes and digraphs in Sections A, B, and C. They were able to accomplish this in a timely manner because they worked with one syllable words with short vowel sounds.

We are now becoming more sophisticated. We will work with a vowel pattern card. It is designed to help the students understand the relationship that vowels and consonants have with each other. The vowel patterns take us from one syllable words to multi-syllabic words; the vowel patterns also take us beyond the short vowel sound to a variety of vowel sounds.

The teacher begins each lesson in Section D with the vowel pattern card of the day.

The students SEE the vowel pattern that they will be finding in their daily lesson. They SEE what vowels are being used to fill in the pattern. They learn the Key Word so that they can associate it with the vowel's sound. The students are now able to give the vowel sound as it applies to the practice words that are in both the Rescue the Students Now Workbook and the Rescue the Students Now Textbook in Section D.

Content Clues Made Easy

Every time we can combine processes to save the teacher time and promote greater learning for students, we look for the opportunity. The booklet Content Clues Made Easy is used at the END of Section B in Rescue the Students Now to reinforce the phonemes and digraphs in Sections A and B. It is also designed to give the students practice in retelling a story in its sequential order.

By training the students to remember the details in order, it increases their ability to comprehend. The students learn to picture the events, and of course the training is easy for the students because the words in the stories are all review.

The students read three short paragraphs. The first reading gives the students a general overview of the story. The students then read the first short paragraph again and sketch those details in the first of the three boxes that are provided for sketching the details. Students must only draw details from the first paragraph in the first box, even though they know other details. By concentrating on the correct sequence, the students are training themselves to retrieve multiple related details in any retell situation. In contrast, if you have tested students in a timed situation, you probably noted that jumping from detail to detail decreased the number of details the students remembered.

This booklet encourages teachers to introduce the concepts of inference, antonym, and prediction whenever it is appropriate.

Reinforcing Sound Pieces Based on Lesson 1-40 D

This is what students need to give them confidence in their ability to understand and retell a story whether it is in their anthology or a chapter book.

The booklet is used AT THE END of Section D. The students will benefit from the review of all forty lessons. They will be noting the "sight words" in each lesson, and they will be using a worksheet to sketch-in the details in sequential order.

The students read the "sight words" that are in their story before they read the story. When "sight words" become as easy to read as the words with an applicable concept, fluency and comprehension increase.

The teacher runs off a generic worksheet to be used with each lesson. After the students read the story, they use the worksheet to list the words from the story that match the vowel pattern and the vowel piece for that lesson. This is valuable review. Then, the students re-read the story and sketch the details in sequence. They use the same worksheet that they used to list the words that matched the lesson. By using the worksheet, the Content Clues Reinforcing Sound Pieces Based on Lessons 1-40 D booklet remains non-consumable. The goal is achieved because the parents can see the worksheet with the words from the lesson, and they can have the student tell them about the story using the retell sketching.

Workbook

The students start with the workbook. It combines the fundamentals of reading, spelling, and penmanship. By combining these subject areas, it saves the teacher valuable teaching time while advancing the students' needs.

In each lesson, the students are tracking and writing in a structured and sequential manner. This approach gives the students the skills they need for beginning composition. The students also become fluent readers which aids them in comprehending the material in anthologies and chapter books.

The Workbook is designed to meet the challenges in the classroom from the advanced to the struggler. It encourages the teacher to choose how much multi- sensory and direct teaching they should use with the class.

There are Sections A, B , D, and Suffixes.

Section A Phonemes in words and phrases. The students work with the name of the letter, the Key Word, the sound, and the formation of the letter. The letter is used in reading words and a phrase. The letter is used in spelling the words, phrase, and then proofread.

Section B Digraphs in words, phrases, and sentences. Students work through the digraphs th, th, sh, ch, wh, and ck using the same approach as Section A.

Section C is in the Rescue the Students Now TEXTBOOK.

Section D Diphthongs. (Vowel Patterns) Students are actively involved in each word, phrase, and sentence by finding the vowel, writing the vowel pattern, the vowel piece, saying the vowel sound, and then reading the word. THIS APPROACH LAUNCHES THE STUDENTS INTO STARDOM.

Suffix Section offers an easy way to understand suffixes. There are just three types of word endings for a suffix. The students can now spell thousands of new words by simply knowing how to apply the suffix.

LOOK FOR: Key Word picture sheets to color on the front side. On the back side, students start composition with a picture story. Students review, reinforce, and develop comprehension/retell skills by using, I Will Show You What I Learned. Students use their Rescue the Students Now TEXTBOOK for extra reading practice. They use Sequencing Details with Picture Stories along with Content Clues Made Easy. During Section D, students use a Rough & Final Draft booklet for composition. At the end of Section D, students use Content Clues Reinforcing Lessons 1-40 D

There are homework sheets for Sections A, B, C, D of Rescue the Students Now.

Textbook

One of the reasons this program is so successful, is that the students learn to separate words into words that are sight words and words that have a strategy to figure them out. This gives the students the tools they need to justify why they read or spelled a word the way they did. The more the students apply their concepts through practice, the more automatic it becomes. This is why the students need the TEXTBOOK for reinforcing the concepts.

Prior to using the Rescue the Students Now Textbook, the students used the hands-on approach in their Workbook to make the launch into the fundamentals of reading, spelling, and penmanship as easy to understand as possible.

So with the Rescue the Students Now Workbook and the Rescue the Students Now TEXTBOOK, application becomes a reality for the students through total understanding.

The Rescue the Students Now TEXTBOOK offers review and reinforcement in Sections A, B, C, D.

Section A Phonemes in 26 lessons. This page is the same as the workbook without a pencil. Students learn to find the vowel, give the vowel sound, then read the word or phrase.

Section B Digraphs in 6 lessons.

Section C Review of phonemes and digraphs in 26 lessons. The Loose-Leaf notebook houses practice and test masters.

Section D Diphthongs (vowel patterns) in 40 lessons. Students read all of the words, phrases, and sentences by using the concept they used in the workbook. Students have a new lesson every day, so they need this reinforcement.

LOOK FOR: Specific composition and comprehension strands are used on a daily basis.

There are homework sheets for Sections A, B, C, D of Rescue the Students Now.

Advanced Strategies for Reading and Spelling

In the Rescue the Students Now program, the students simultaneously work with reading, spelling, and penmanship which helps set them up for fluency in reading, and accuracy in spelling. The time-on-task is greatly enhanced by interlacing the concepts to include composition and comprehension. And of course, the teacher benefits when time is saved by combining these subject areas.

To help further our goal of learning the concepts well enough to have them ready for application in any setting, we need to fine-tune and refresh the techniques used to get us to this point.

The Advanced Strategies for Reading and Spelling has four sections.

  1. Spelling Key Words. The students must be accurate in spelling the Key Words so they can have a reference to refer to when they need to spell a word with the same vowel pattern and vowel piece.
  2. Match Key Words. The teacher is able to dictate the Key Word because the students just finished practicing the correct spelling. The teacher then dictates a word that will match. The students get practice in analyzing and applying what works.
  3. Analyze Sounds. The students work with vowel patterns according to what they HEAR and what they SEE. If the students HEAR the long sound of "a" in a word, they are now prepared to list some possible choices. The list might include: a', a-e, ay, ai, etc. The students have learned to analyze and choose what makes sense.
  4. Syllabication. The students in grades 1-6 can work with the syllabication at different levels of understanding. For the younger students, it is practice in decoding (taking apart), and encoding (putting together) words. Even if first graders do not know a vocabulary word, they know the strategy to be able to read the word. This is important because students will be encountering four and five syllable words in their choice of chapter books.

These strategies help students comprehend sentences by decoding the surrounding words.

3-Ring Binder

The loose-leaf binder houses sheets to be reproduced. The masters are placed in top load protector sheets so they remain nice masters without any holes punched in them. The yellow sheet in each section gives additional support for the Workbook.

There are five sections in the Loose-Leaf:

  1. Section A (phonemes) Aligns the sheets to Section A in "Rescue." Includes sheets for terminology.
  2. Section B (digraphs) Aligns the sheets to Section B in "Rescue." Includes practice and test sheets, along with a vowel & digraph desk strip.
  3. Section C (reviews phonemes and digraphs). Includes practice, test, and study word sheets.
  4. Section D (vowel patterns) aligns the sheets to Section D in "Rescue." Included is a Key Word information sheet and a sheet with hints on how to help students grasp the concept of a more than one syllable word. Also includes sheets for practice, tests, and study words (sight words that need to be studied).
  5. The Miscellaneous Section includes:
    • sheet for reviewing terms
    • sheet that provides a sample of all of the Key Words for the vowel pieces in Section D
    • Key Word worksheets for spelling practice at school/home
    • Extra practice sheets for analyzing vowels that are heard: long /a/ safe , rain, play, baby, steak, etc. Sheets for analyzing vowels that are seen: ea steak head eat
    • "Rescue" overview and time allocated to each lesson.

Cursive Penmanship

Your students will be thrilled at how quickly and effortlessly they can have lovely cursive penmanship when they use the Cursive Penmanship Booklet. If the students had Rescue the Students Now training, they already have very nice manuscript penmanship.

The 26 letters of the alphabet are broken down into just four beginning strokes. Students need to conceptualize the beginning stroke to get them started. The strokes are based on a circular clock. The thought process is:

  • I go over a clock to get to the two position.
  • I go under a clock passing by the two position to the middle line.
  • I go under a clock passing by the two position to get to the top line.
  • I go over a clock to pass by the two heading for the bottom line.

Note: The clock does not have hands- it is a circular reference.

The students continue the technique for forming nice letters. They form one letter, analyze it, then make a second letter.

The Cursive Penmanship Booklet also makes connecting letters to one another very easy. It is divided into two groups. Four cursive letters are connected at the middle line, and 22 letters are connected at the bottom line. This saves the students and teacher a lot of of time because the students do not have to practice connecting every letter to another letter. Instead, the students have a thought process that guides them to the middle line or the bottom line.

The teacher runs off the masters for each student's booklet. Since storage is at a premium, this allows you to wait until the students are ready for cursive. The booklet can be stapled or comb-bound if your school has the machine.

Avoiding Pitfalls

The best curriculum in the world can be made even better if the students know the expectations and feel as if they are part of the team.

We all know that a classroom that runs smoothly saves the teacher time and promotes learning. The booklet Avoiding Pitfalls is for the seasoned and the new teacher. The seasoned teachers should be prepared to chuckle, and new teachers will say, "Thank you for tipping me off."

The CHECK LISTS include:

  • 16 hints for getting ready for the first day of school
  • 12 hints and 12 answers for avoiding the messy desk syndrome
  • 15 smorgasbord of hints

Other sections include:

  • Homework strategies and classroom strategies being similar
  • Language that can help soften a situation
  • Constructive humor with "Teachers are Angels"
  • Camaraderie that includes what we have discovered through the years


Rescue the Students Now Continuum & The Seven Phases of Spelling

The Seven Phases of Spelling Overview

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Click here to order the FREE 20-minute DVD describing the program Rescue the Students Now Continuum Vowel Patterns Flip Book Common Core Standards Word Analysis Booklet Loose-Leaf Notebook 7 Phases of Spelling Follow Us to Suffixville

Rescue the Students Now Continuum

This book is a confidence builder for students at the end of first grade, the beginning of second grade, or in the upper grades with at risk students.

The students who used the program Rescue the Students Now feel at home with the vowel patterns in the sentence sections. Then, on the comprehension page, the students enjoy the assignments without realizing they are honing their fluency and comprehension skills.

If the students have not had vowel pattern (diphthong) training, the Vowel Pattern Lessons 1-52 D is a crash course for the teacher and students.

In the Rescue the Students Now Continuum, there are 40 lessons. On one page, the students work with vowel patterns and vowel pieces in sentences. On the back side, the students work with comprehension activities that, as stated above, increase the very important fluency aspect of comprehension. They also work with specific features of comprehension that give the students a chance to defend an answer. There will be times in the students' schooling where they have multiple choice questions. The questions need to be read carefully so that the students are not tricked. The practice the students receive in the Rescue the Students Now Continuum helps to reduce the chances of being tricked.

Vowel Pattern Lessons 1-52 D

If students come to you with vowel pattern knowledge, you know how much further ahead they are from the other students who just had the traditional approach.

So, if you, new students, students wanting to review, or upper grade students need a crash course in working with the diphthongs via vowel patterns, this is for you.

Students who have had Rescue the Students Now and Rescue the Students Now Continuum are well versed with the vowel patterns. Phase 2 of The Seven Phases of Spelling offers a review of the vowel patterns. But because the review may not be enough for new comers, The Seven Phases of Spelling Phase 2 Vowel Pattern Lessons 1-52 D is being offered.

Students will be filling in the vowel pattern, the vowel piece, giving the vowel's sound, then reading the word. The same approach is used in the sentence that the students decode (take apart).

And remember, a sentence is read twice. The first time the sentence is read SLOWLY so the students are paying attention to the pieces in each word. The second time, the sentence is read as if the student is talking. This is important because it helps the brain with comprehension through meshing with previous knowledge or experiences.

Flip Booklet

Running late? Not sure what to say when you see a vowel pattern? This booklet has a word from each lesson of 1-52 D to get you started with verbiage. If you are super late and super tired, you MIGHT want to go back to the traditional way of teaching students to read and spell. But JUST IN TIME you remember how beneficial this is in helping all levels from strugglers to advanced. ( In fact, test are showing that the top students are often drifting and not making gains.)

This booklet can sit along side the lessons 1-40 D in:

  • Rescue the Student Now
  • Rescue the Students Now Continuum

This booklet can sit along side the lessons 1-52 D in:

  • The Seven Phases of Spelling Phase 2
  • Vowel Pattern Lessons 1-52 D

Common Core Standards Alignment

NO NEED TO DRAG YOUR STUDENTS THROUGH THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

"GIVE THE STUDENTS THE FUNDAMENTALS"

Recue the Students Now K-2

The Seven Phases of Spelling 2-6

As the cover says,

"When the basic skills are mastered and confidence reigns, it is time to focus on the K-5 Language Arts Standards."

In the book, each grade level has a section that delineates how the fundamentals taught in the "Rescue" or "7 Phases" program will help the students do well with the Common Core Standards.

Each Grade Level Section:

  1. Lists the materials used at that grade level
  2. Categorizes the material into:
    • core
    • penmanship
    • composition and language
    • comprehension through retell
  3. Lists Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
      • Each Common Core Standard is listed
      • The fundamentals in "Rescue" and "Seven Phases" are addressed in the Common Core Standards

Word Analysis Booklet

This is a unique booklet that is kept through grades 1-6. It is a source of pride for the students when they see their accomplishments.

As soon as the students can spell words, this book can be issued. This means that even first graders can use the Table of Contents to find the vowel pattern page so they can enter a word they want to work on. The booklet also has pages for the students to add Study Words ( words that do not have a phonetic concept).

This booklet is used as a diary for the students because each year they add words that they feel they need to work on. The booklet has sections for all of the vowel patterns (diphthongs) . In a more than one syllable word, the student decides what is the most difficult syllable, and puts the word on that page.

The booklet allows the students to analyze what they know and what they need to work on. Each year they can look back and admire their progress with both their penmanship and their increased spelling skills.

Loose-Leaf Notebook

Starts with a reminder to ALWAYS keep your original masters exactly as they are. Then, when the machine is clean, run a few back-up sheets. Use a back-up sheet to make a change or addition to the 'new' master.

All of the masters are in top load protector sheets to keep them from having to have punch-holes in them.

Each of the Phases has its own section.

A partial list includes:

  • Middle-lined notebook paper to promote well-spaced penmanship
  • Practice Sheet for Study Words
  • Worksheet for vowel patterns
  • Spelling Test or Review Sheet
  • Extra sheets to practice suffix application
  • Key Word Sheet for memorization
  • Open and Closed Syllable Sheet
  • Listening to short vowel sounds in nonsense words
  • Nonsense Words in Open and Closed Syllables
  • SPELLING WORD ANALYSIS THROUGH SYLLABLE DISTRIBUTION ( To be use in addition to the Word Analysis Booklet )
  • Spelling Test Sheet used daily with a word from each of the Phases
  • Answers to the Forty Questions in Phase 5
  • Worksheets and Answers for Alphabetizing Words
  • Worksheet for Compound Words
  • Worksheet for making nouns plural
  • Worksheet for making singular possessive and plural possessive
  • Worksheet for contractions
  • Worksheet for subject-verb agreement
  • Lesson Plan Sheet for Phases 3-7 and the 6000 Most Frequently Used Words
  • Jiffy Reference Sheet for information and processes

RESCUE THE STUDENTS NOW and THE SEVEN PHASES OF SPELLING CAN BE USED TO ENHANCE YOUR CURRENT PROGRAM or BE USED INDEPENDENTLY

The Seven Phases of Spelling

Wow. This one book is used by the teacher and students in grades 2-6. This is an absolute time saver, money saver, and student saver.

The second, 'wow' is this program can be used independently or as an enhancement. You can spend as much or as little time in each of the phases as fits your needs. The Seven Phases of Spelling also lends itself to letting the students be part of every phase on a daily basis.

The philosophy is to give the students an opportunity in any of these grade levels to advance and review at the same time.

How often have we heard a student say, " I learned that in third grade - but I forgot the answer." Now the students can go back and look at the section they had forgotten. This novel approach of having one book for grades 2-6 really speaks to the needs of the students.

The phases include:

  • syllabication in multi-syllabic words
  • morphographic spelling (morphemes)
  • homophones
  • advanced vocabulary
  • basic parts of speech
  • 6000 Most Frequently Used Words

The 6000 words are sequenced in order of use, and they are also in vowel pattern categories. So if you need a list of short vowel sounds, or silent 'e' words, you will find a substantial list.

By giving the students a quick test each day using a word or sentence from every phase, the students keep current the entire year.

P.S. A student just needs the book and notebook paper. It is a very inexpensive way to achieve maximum results.

Follow Us to 'Suffix'ville

ONE GREAT FEATURE AFTER ANOTHER!

  1. When students use the booklet called, FOLLOW US TO 'SUFFIX'VILLE, thousands of new words can be added to the list of words they will now be able to spell.
  2. The students can look at ANY word and immediately decide whether the word will need a change before adding the suffix.
  3. Included in the thought process for applying suffixes is the ongoing quest to help students work with the basic parts of speech.

The booklet, Follow Us to 'Suffix'ville, has two main objectives. One is to help students solidify their knowledge of the basic parts of speech, and the other objective is to give the students one last chance to work with suffixes in such an easy to use manner.

Students apply suffix knowledge to:

  • nouns
  • verbs
  • adjectives
  • adverbs
  • idioms
  • synonyms
  • combining sentences
  • quick peek at quotation marks
  • quick peek at a friendly letter

Bonus fun with homophones.