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No More Phonics and Spelling Worksheets (Print eBook Bundle)

By Jennifer Palmer, Marcia Invernizzi, Edited by Nell K Duke, Edited by Ellin Oliver Keene

“When we give every student worksheets to learn phonics and spelling, we miss opportunities to get our students excited about words and fail to give them the opportunity to meet the high standards represented by the Common Core Standards. Our students need instruction that makes them think and helps them apply their word knowledge to real reading and writing situations.” —Jennifer Palmer and Marcia Invernizzi

We want students to be curious about how words work and develop strategies that work whether they are decoding words or spelling them. And our jobs would be easier if students couldn’t wait...

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“When we give every student worksheets to learn phonics and spelling, we miss opportunities to get our students excited about words and fail to give them the opportunity to meet the high standards represented by the Common Core Standards. Our students need instruction that makes them think and helps them apply their word knowledge to real reading and writing situations.” —Jennifer Palmer and Marcia Invernizzi

We want students to be curious about how words work and develop strategies that work whether they are decoding words or spelling them. And our jobs would be easier if students couldn’t wait for word study.

Yet so many classrooms are stuck in the cycle of unengaging, one-size fits all phonics and spelling worksheets.

Reading specialist Jennifer Palmer and literacy researcher Marcia Invernizzi offer better, more effective, more engaging practices. Their suggestions lead kids to not only make progress during word study but also to transfer what they learn about words to their reading and writing. No More Phonics and Spelling Worksheets show us:

  • why skill-and-drill methods and worksheets cause children to struggle or disengage
  • the kinds of teaching that research shows actually works
  • instructional ideas for word study can put to use right away.

“We can cast off one-size-fits-all factory instruction and try a more useful practice,” write Jennifer and Marcia, “meeting each child where s/he is.” Pick up No More Phonics and Spelling Worksheets, discover practices that better support literacy growth, and help everyone make progress.

Contents

SECTION 1 NOT THIS—Worksheets/Workbooks: The Trap of Repetition Without Transfer
The Factory Model of Teaching Ignores Transfer
Stopping the Assembly Line: Taking the Time to Think
How Are Students Showing Their Learning: Engagement or Entertainment?
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
What Does Each Child Know and How Can I Teach from There?
There Is a Better Way

SECTION 2 WHY NOT? WHAT WORKS?—Let Students Show Us What to Teach Them
The Logic in Spelling Errors
Student Diversity in Word Knowledge
How to Assess Word Knowledge
Meeting Diverse Needs Through Differentiated Small-Group Instruction
Understanding Development
Debunking the Myths About English Spelling
Critical Principles for Word Study
Spelling and Vocabulary: What’s the Link?

SECTION 3 BUT THAT—Helping Kids Figure It Out Themselves
What Are Students Ready to Learn?
What Does Word Study Look Like?
Helping Kids Tackle More Complex Texts
Helping Students Notice and Name Letter, Sound, and Meaning Patterns
Allowing Ourselves to Be Learners

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Jennifer Palmer directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Marcia Invernizzi directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Nell K Duke directly about professional development support.

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