Author(s): Peter Clutterbuck
Successful Spelling provides an integrated method of teaching phonics, spelling and vocabulary. Book 1 provides students with user-friendly activities to master and develop spelling skills for this vital year of education. It is during this year that students first experience the complexities of the way we form words using letters in a correct sequence. They develop strategies for using sounds and visual patterns to help them strengthen and reinforce their knowledge, building up a comprehensive supply of ready words for written work. The activities are sequential and there are 76 units - 18 per term - plus four Review and Test units. Answers to all activities are provided in a special lift-out section. Each term is divided into the four areas of knowledge needed to develop a comprehensive mastery of spelling: Phonological Knowledge - how words sound; Word Function Knowledge - how word function can change spelling; Meaning Knowledge - how context can change word form; Word History Knowledge - how words have been derived.