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Mindful of Words
Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8

Kathy Ganske

338 Pages
Size: 8" x 10½"
A Paperback Original
June 2008
ISBN 978-1-59385-822-3
Cat. #5822
Price: $36.00 $30.60
October 2013
ISBN 978-1-4625-1478-6
PDF format
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Providing a wealth of tools to enhance upper-level spelling and vocabulary instruction, this engaging book features more than 120 reproducible sorting activities and games. It offers specific suggestions for helping students build mastery of vowel patterns, syllable structure, syllable stress, consonant and vowel alternations, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Also featured are "Did You Know?" sections with absorbing stories about specific words; tips from teachers at different grade levels; discussions of idioms; literature recommendations; and lists of vocabulary related to social studies, science, and math.

See also Ganske's Word Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, and Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3, which presents word study activities for the primary grades.
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