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The Reading Puzzle: Word Analysis, Grades 4-8

The Reading Puzzle: Word Analysis, Grades 4-8

February 2008 | 96 pages | Corwin

A Corwin Press Classroom Activity Book Download a Sample Lesson Plan and Student Activity
Download a Sample Lesson Plan
and Student Activity

Give students the reading skills they need to succeed!

Can all your students read fluently, independently, and with understanding? As puzzle pieces fit together to complete a picture, reading skills are dependent upon one another to make reading meaningful for students. The Reading Puzzle series helps you organize instruction to better develop students' core reading skills—including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension—to make them successful readers.

Derived from the research-based strategies in Elaine K. McEwan's bestseller Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks, these standards-based, easy-to-use activities will set students on the course to reading success. This book offers practical techniques that include teacher modeling, guided practice, and independent application, and provides creative reproducibles and ready-to-use tools such as graphic organizers and visual prompts.

Help students become fluent word decoders as they explore how letters are pronounced and the meaning of letters or groups of letters, such as prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Interactive activities are geared for whole-class participation, including instruction that:

  • Increases awareness of patterns in words
  • Highlights spelling patterns and helps learners decode words
  • Emphasizes word structure and changes in word forms
  • Includes practice with root words, prefixes, and suffixes

Increase your students' ability to understand the complexity of words and significantly improve their reading skills!

Put It Into Practice
Pronunciation Patterns
Root Words and Roots
Answer Key

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ISBN: 9781412958257