Spell It Right! is a bright yet simple set of books with activities based on the idea that words cluster into groups and themes. When we talk about a subject, say weather, we use other words that also relate to that theme.
Books 1 & 2 use simple lists of 10 words on 40 themes with activities including word building, sentences, illustrations, word meanings, cloze, puzzles and sleuths, rhymes, sorting and writing. The activity pages in Book 3 have a range of tasks that vary from page to page, but contains The List and a mixture of the following tasks:
- Word Work – word origins and usage;
- Word Puzzles – word games and word plays which are fun but challenging;
- Find Out! – research activities involving written and oral work; and
- Your Work – challenges incorporating the student and the subject.
The Spell It Right! series is not presented as a complete spelling system, but as a purposeful extra…an extra children will love to use. The activities are fun, but have an underlying language core. They are ideal for both class and homework use.
Author: Greg Mitchell