A Literacy Program teaching How to Spell.
Phonics Alive! 3, The Speller teaches students to plan how to spell new and unfamiliar words. Traditional Spelling Rules are explained and actively taught, followed by practice activities. Sight Words are taught and practice games ensure that learning is fun. To best suit individual needs, students are able to choose from a variety of sight words (general lists, community signs, science words, mathematics words, secondary words and compound words).
A wide variety of additional words are provided with sound files enabling teachers to add custom word lists to the program.
Students will advance their understanding of the grapho-phonic nature of our language and of the complicated alphabetic mapping system of English. The program consists of 15 modules. It is self paced and sequentional. The recommended starting age of the program is 8 or grade 3.
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
The Speller is a unique and revolutionary concept. It can be used with students at a very early age, through to students in upper primary and early secondary. The program can be used with students with learning difficulties, those for whom English is a second language, and those in a skills acquisition stage of learning to read. Its sequenced, self paced style can consolidate good teaching practice and reinforce an individual classroom remedial program.
CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT
On completion of a module the student
is presented with a certificate which
can be printed. On the certificate the
student is awarded a percentage mark
which is based on the number of times
that they selected the correct answer
on their first attempt.
SPELLING WALL CHART
Included with the program is this superb wall chart which identifies
ALL the 15 major spelling rules that underlie the English Language. Each spelling rule is clearly notated with examples.Vowel sounds are quickly identified in the dictionary terms of
pronunciation. The chart is printed in full colour on heavyduty art paper. For more information please go to 'Spelling Chart'. Additional Spelling Charts can bepurchased for $9.95 each. See Order Section.
THE WORD LISTS
All words in the word lists used throughout the program are in text and are spoken words. The student both sees and hearsthe word. There are six categories of word lists to choose from. These catagories are:
Community Signs, Compound Words, General Words, Science Words, Secondary Words and Maths Words. The CD Program contains over 1,800 words.
CUSTOMISED WORD LISTS
The teacher can select words to make up individual word lists for a student. Words may be selected from the 1,800 words on the CD or from the download of additional words from our web page.
CREATING EXTRA WORD LISTS
All words in the word lists used throughout the program are written and spoken words. Extra words may be added to the program by downloading new words from The Speller Web-page
Lower Case Keyboard Stickers are supplied with the program.