It's true: mastering spelling doesn't have to take a long time - and it doesn't have to be difficult! In just one month, students can gain the tools they need to remember every word they encounter. How? Each lesson breaks the spelling process down into smaller parts, so that every day, students build upon what they learned the previous day. Fun factoids, catch memory hooks, and valuable shortcuts help ensure that what is learned becomes ingrained. Before you know it, the number of words that students can spell correctly skyrockets to new heights - one step at a time.
In just 15 minutes a day, students master: - Vital spelling rules - compound words, the silent but deadly e, vowel versus consonant suffixes, and more - How to use smaller words, other word forms, and individual letters to form larger words - Common Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes and how they work together - The power of pronunciation for accuracy in spelling and the role syllabic rhythm plays
CONTENTS Introduction Pretest
SECTION 1: SPELLING STRATEGIES Lesson 1: How to Become a Better Speller Lesson 2: Mnemonics Lesson 3: Pronunciation Lesson 4: Word Meanings
SECTION 2: WORD PARTS AND FORMS Lesson 5: Roots Lesson 6: Prefixes Lesson 7: Suffixes Lesson 8: Compound Words Lesson 9: Regular Verbs Lesson 10: Irregular Verbs Lesson 11: Vowels Lesson 12: Using ie and ei Lesson 13: Using ia and ai Lesson 14: Consonants Lesson 15: Consonant Combinations