- Replace anxiety with the enjoyment of DISCOVERING LANGUAGE PATTERNS & SOLVING WORD PUZZLES. Optimize value of pedagogic PREP, CHARTS (SIDEBARS), VISUALS, MEANINGS & CONTEXTS, WORD LISTS, REFERENCE DOWNLOADS, and other agreeable surprises.
- Start with the ALPHABET + REGULAR SPELLINGS for over 40 frequent sounds of English. Progress to ALTERNATE & IRREGULAR LETTER COMBOS: INITIAL & FINAL CONSONANTS, SIMPLE & COMPLEX VOWELS, CLOSED & OPEN SYLLABLE RIMES, POLYSYLLABIC VOCABULARY, WORD PARTS (ROOTS, AFFIXES, COMPOUNDS), WORD GROUPINGS (CONFUSING WORDS, HOMOGRAPHS, HOMOPHONES, SYNONYMS, OPPOSITES).
- Enjoy both visual & in-context varieties of WORD FINDS; CROSSWORDS; LINKED WORDS; LETTER CHOICES, CONNECTIONS, BLOCKS, & JUMBLES; ANSWER MAZES; SWITCHED LETTERS; IDENTIFY WHAT'S DIFFERENT; MEANING CATEGORIES; REBUSES; etc. Go "beyond right answers" with GAME BOARDS + suggestions for REVIEW ACTIVITIES.
- Organize learning with printed EXPLANATION & CHARTS, ANSWER KEYS, WORD LISTS, ROOTS & AFFIX MEANING TABLES, ACTIVITY IDEAS, and more.
Do what is motivating, productive, and efficient in phonics & spelling "instruction" instead of what can kill interest and focus. Use Phonics & Spelling Puzzles, Basic Through Advanced in place of traditional exercises! So much for learners as they: interpret visuals, figure out spellings from cues and clues, discover patterns, get "ah-hah moments" that act as memory pegs, and experience satisfaction when it all "comes out even." Compare that to "tedious practice" and boring white space. There are 4 "levels" of Puzzle-Solving Presentations, Practice, Reinforcement, & Challenge: Basic (978-1-934637-42-5), Beginning (978-1-934637-43-2), Intermediate (978-1-934637-44-9), Advanced (978-1-934637-45-6). In the first two, Alphabet Sections review the differences between letters and sounds, ensuring phonemic awareness. Initial & Final Consonants + Vowel Sounds & Spellings are covered in all four packages. Three levels provide 12 different puzzle formats targeting Syllables ("Closed Vs. "Open", Stress Patterns, Syllabification); two have Word Parts (Roots, Affixes, Compounds); and one has Word Groupings (Confusing Items, Homographs & Homophones, Synonyms).
Funny thing: learning that occurs during pleasurable situations that involve "doing" is more likely to promote successful skills acquisition and retention than forced study associated with anxiety.
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