Written to support National Literacy Framework and Spelling Bank objectives for spelling, this spelling course delivers step-by-step guidance to spelling success. It teaches children aged six to 11 essential spelling rules by investigating how they work and focusing on developing essential spelling skills. Five colourful pupil books provide step-by-step investigation and practice of key spelling rules. Each spelling rule is practised in context with built-in opportunities to extend practice into text-based writing activities. Extensive opportunity for reinforcement is provided by 5 practice books, ideal for homework or use with a classroom assistant with "How to help" tips on every page. Photocopiable activity sheets give differentiated practice ideal for group and independent work. Two customizable CD-ROMs provide animated presentation of each rule, plus games and tests. Further support is provided in the practical teacher's guide. Packed with teaching tips, links to text work and ICT, and answers, it is also fully referenced to NLS objectives and 5-14 Guidelines, making it simple to integrate important spelling work into your daily lesson.
Joyce Sweeney and Carol Doncaster are established authors in the field of phonics and spelling, with best-selling series such as Key Phonics and New Key Phonics to their name. More recently they have written the exciting new phonics course 'Fun Phonics', published by Collins. As well as writing, Joyce and Carol both teach fultime.