You Can Spell Book 2 (2e) : 9780582543164

You Can Spell Book 2 (2e)

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Pearson New Zealand
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You Can Spell Book 2 follows on from the first book in the series and introduces children to the spelling of another two hundred of the most commonly used words in English. Once again, interesting activities and puzzles make the learning process fun, and help children to understand how to spell.

The You Can Spell series is an innovative New Zealand spelling programme. Eight books progressively introduce students to the 3770 most frequently used words in the English languages. Teacher's Guides are also available.

Author biography

Peter De Ath taught at every school level, and was Principal of Lake Brunner School in Moana, Westland. Some years ago, he asked the question, 'What are the characteristics of good spellers?' His university research produced some interesting answers which he employs in the You Can Spell series for the benefit of all pupils.

Series overview

In 1984, Peter De Ath was engaged by the University of Canterbury to investigate the characteristics of proficient spellers. The You Can Spell programme, developed from that investigation, reflects such research findings as: the importance of establishing a reliable learning technique at an early age, mastering the most commonly used words in the learning progress, and the vital role parents/caregivers play in establishing a spelling consciousness.

About the programme:

  • Eight Mastering Sets based on the frequency of usage of words
  • Learning lists for each Set are pretested to locate the words a child needs to learn
  • Persistent errors are corrected and the words learned again
  • Involves homework and motivation from parents/caregivers
  • Rewards achievement of each Set
  • Starts in junior classes
  • Anticipates proficiency by the end of Year 8
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