You Can Spell Book 8 (2e) : 9780582543225

You Can Spell Book 8 (2e)

 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780582543225
ISBN 10
 
0582543223
Published
 
19/07/2001
Published by
 
Pearson New Zealand
Pages
 
48
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$13.10
 
 
 
Description

You Can Spell Book 8 continues the emphasis on the skills required for spelling mastery while introducing words that even adults have difficulty spelling correctly, together with more advanced vocabulary activities.  A humorous cast of characters encourages the children to enjoy the process of remembering and retaining spelling. Book 8 takes a students spelling competence to 3700 words and prepares the student to learn to spell the subject-specific vocabulary found in Now You Can Spell.

The You Can Spell series is an innovative New Zealand spelling programme. Eight books progressively introduce primary students to the 3770 most frequently used words in the English language. Teachers 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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