Successful Spelling provides an integrated method of teaching phonics, spelling and vocabulary.
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
Well known author Peter Clutterbuck has written many best-selling resources for primary schools, including Spelling Success. The Successful Spelling series incorporates all of the proven strategies he has developed over many years to produce a workbook series that is well planned, purposeful and guaranteed to deliver successful outcomes in spelling.
Additional tools included:
- Useful topic list for the whole year is given before the units
- Useful words list
- WINK: Words I Need to Know — space to record problematic words
- Some tips for learning to spell
- Assessment checklist for each term
- Glossary of terms
This book will improve literacy skills through effective instruction and evaluation based on the latest research into how spelling is best taught and learned successfully.