The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns, 3rd Ed. Download

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Is your child a struggling reader? Is spelling hard for her? Does he have trouble sounding out larger words? You have come to the right place! The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns will take the mystery out of words! Children who can't memorize will benefit from this approach to teaching phonics concepts, spelling, and sounds that require multiple letters. The book is entertaining, full of cartoons that help to drive the lessons home, and is funny. The book is leveled as to difficulty, starting at zero and moving clear through to the most advanced sound spellings in our language. (See sample pages of leveled lessons.)This approach has worked to bring children up to grade level in reading very quickly.

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A finite number of sounds make up all the words in the English language. With The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns, students learn to read/spell those sounds that are the building blocks of all words.

How It Works:

This book will guide you through how to teach vowels and consonants with all their many spellings. The way the book is organized will make it easy for your students to focus in on specific sounds, where they appear in words, and how to spell them. Equipped with this knowledge, students will be able to decode larger and harder words.

 The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns replaces ineffective memorization of word spellings, phonics rules, or decoding, with kid-friendly, brain-friendly patterns and visuals. Students are engaged in listening to sounds, finding patterns, and learning through cartoons and story bytes. The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns demystifies reading by giving students the tools they need to decode unknown, difficult words with ease.

NEW to this edition, lessons are ordered by difficulty so you can start on page 1 and work your way through the book. Included is a downloadable version of all lessons so you can easily print and teach.

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It's Tested:

This approach has been tested from regular classrooms to resource and special education settings, from whole group to small group, and with children in grades one through middle school. The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns empowers teachers and parents to provide differentiated instruction to every student regardless of their ability level.

It's Easy to Use:

The best news about The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns is that it can be incorporated into any existing curriculum in 15 minutes a day, replacing your spelling lesson. The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns is also teacher-friendly. Once you are familiar with the approach, your work is done! Simply present each lesson, review 10-15 minutes for the next three days, then assess on the 5th day. This cycle is repeated as you progress through the book.

By Sarah K Major. Soft Cover. 8.5" x 11". 128 reproducible pages. 
Pairs well with the Sound Spelling Teaching Cards. 
Combine with SnapWords® for a powerhouse remedial strategy. 
Includes complimentary download to print student copies! 

Parent review:
"Great product for right brained students who don't / can't learn by rote memorization. I have only gotten up to lesson 3, but my 10 yr. old is begging to do spelling. We had previously been avoiding writing/spelling."

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