Item description for Making More Words, Grades 1 - 3: Multilevel, Hands-On Phonics and Spelling Activities by Patricia M. Cunningham & Dorothy P. Hall...
Overview This sequel to the best-selling Making Words offers 140 fun activities to help children learn new words and develop spelling skills. Each 15-20 minute lesson invites students to explore words, letter-sound relationships and leter patterns. Includes 10 "warm-up" lessons, thematic tie-ins for cross-curricular use, reproducible letter cards, take-home sheets, and more!
Publishers Description This sequel to the best-selling Making More Words offers 140 fun activities to help children learn new words and develop spelling skills. Each 15-20 minute lesson invites students to explore words, letter-sound relationships and letter patterns. Includes 10 "warm-up" lessons, thematic tie-ins for cross-curricular use, reproducible letter cards, take-home sheets, and more!
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Studio: Frank Schaffer
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.3" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 28, 2001
Publisher Frank Schaffer
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 1564179001 ISBN13 9781564179005 UPC 016305015885
Availability 0 units.
More About Patricia M. Cunningham & Dorothy P. Hall
Patricia M. Cunningham The day I entered first grade, I decided I wanted to teach first grade. In 1965, I graduated from the University of Rhode Island and began my teaching career teaching first grade in Key West, Florida. For the next several years, I taught a variety of grades and worked as a curriculum coordinator and special reading teacher in Florida and Indiana. From the very beginning, I worried about children who struggled learning to read and devised a variety of alternative strategies to teach them to read. In 1974, I received my Ph. D. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia. I developed the Making Words activity while working with Title One teachers in North Carolina where I was the Director of Reading for Alamance County Schools. I have been the Director of Elementary Education at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina since 1980 and have worked with numerous teachers to develop hands-on engaging ways to teach phonics and spelling. In 1991, I published Phonics they Use: Words for Reading and Writing, which is currently available in its fourth edition. Along with Richard Allington, I published Classrooms that Work and Schools that Work. Dottie Hall and I have worked together on many projects. In 1989, we began developing the Four Blocks Framework, a comprehensive approach to literacy which is used in many schools in the United States and Canada. Dottie Hall and I have worked together to produce many books, including the first Making Words books and the Month by Month Phonics Books. These Making Words by Grade Level books are in response to requests by teachers across the years to have making words lessons with a scope and sequence tailored to their grade level. We hope you and your students will enjoy these making words lessons and we would love to hear your comments and suggestions. Dorothy P. Hall I always wanted to teach young children too! After graduating from Worcester State College in Massachusetts I taught first and second grade. After two years, I moved to North Carolina where I continued teaching in the primary grades. Many children I worked with struggled to learn to read in the newly integrated schools. I wanted to learn more and received my M ED and Ed D in Reading from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also worked at Wake Forest University where I met and began to work with Pat Cunningham. After three years teaching at the college level I returned to the public schools and taught third and fourth grade as well being a reading and curriculum coordinator for my school district. At this time Pat Cunningham and I began to collaborate on a number of projects. In 1989, we developed the Four Blocks Framework, a comprehensive approach to literacy in grades one, two, and three which we later expanded to kindergarten, calling it Building Blocks, and the upper grades, calling it Big Blocks. By 1999 Pat and I had written four Making Words books, a series of Month by Month Phonics Books, and The Teacher's Guided to Four Blocks and I retired from the school system to devote more time to consulting and writing. I also went back to work at Wake Forest University where I taught courses in Reading, Children's Literature, and Language Arts Instruction for elementary education students. I am now Director of the Four Blocks Center at Wake Forest University and enjoy working with teachers and administrators around the country presenting workshops on Four Blocks, Building Blocks, Guided Reading Strategies, and Phonics Instruction. I have also written several books with teachers. One request Pat and I have had for a number of years is to revise the Making Words by grade level and include a scope and sequence for the phonics instruction taught. Here it is--Enjoy!
Patricia M. Cunningham currently resides in Winston-Salem, in the state of North Carolina. Patricia M. Cunningham has an academic affiliation as follows - Wake Forest University.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Making More Words: Multilevel, Hands-On Phonics and Spelling Activities?
Best purchase ever! Nov 3, 2007
My students this year seem to be struggling a lot with spelling. I needed a different tactic besides our typical spelling activities each week for my students to make progress. I have seen this process done many times in the past but just shrugged it off because I didn't know where I was going to fit it in during the day. I have made the time for only 15-20 minutes to do this short, simple lesson each day. I have seen my students make progress already. They love the challenge of finding out the secret word each day, too. If your students are having a hard time with spelling, make this purchase and you will not regret it.
Making More Words Jan 11, 2007
Making More Words is a great resource for my SLD/EH reading class. It helps the students to see how letters can be arrange to make other words from one big word. My class likes these activites.
Great book for teachers and parents Mar 25, 2000
I am a reading specialist who previews new books all the time. I liked this book because it emphasizes the connection between spelling and phonics which is like being two sides of a coin. In addition, the activities are suitable for various levels and they seem to be classroom tested because I can sense that they are very realistic and practical.