Word Savvy

Integrated Vocabulary, Spelling, and Word Study, Grades 3-6

Tired of assigning weekly spelling lists that your students memorize for the test only to have them misspell the words in their daily writing? Then join Max Brand in his fifth-grade classroom where word learning is integrated fully into literacy workshops.

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Tired of assigning weekly spelling lists that your students memorize for the test only to have them misspell the words in their daily writing? Then join Max Brand in his fifth-grade classroom where word learning is integrated fully into literacy workshops.

Using spelling investigations, word study notebooks, reading logs, and writers' notebooks, students learn to savor new words, puzzle over confusing pronunciations, and test new spelling strategies. Max moves beyond the concept of the...read more

About the Author(s)

Max became a teacher because he loves to learn and teaching gives him the chance to learn a ton every day.

"Each day is a new experience. No matter what you plan for, the kids take ownership and extend thinking/understanding to fantastic heights."

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: Word-Savvy Thinking
2. Planning for the First Weeks of School
3. First Lessons
4. Rethinking Spelling
5. Developing Vocabulary
6. Learning Vocabulary Across the Curriculum
7. Building Walls of Words
8. A Day Full of Words
Appendix

 

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Media: 192 pp/paper
Year: 2004
Item No: 0366Item No: 0908Item No: B366
ISBN: 978-157110-366-6ISBN: 978-157110-908-8ISBN: 978-15711B-366-6

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