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Sort Out Your Syllables provides a plan for reading and writing multisyllabic words that are unfamiliar in print form, is a consistent approach to finding syllables in words, and avoids the need to use complex syllabification rules. It supports decoding by allowing students to get as close as possible to the correct pronunciation when reading unfamiliar words and supports spelling by helping students learn the different vowel spelling patterns and the most appropriate ones to use.
“This book teaches simple strategies that get around the complex and often confusing syllabification rules that many students simply cannot use. It provides teachers with an opportunity to make a real difference to students who say, “I can’t read (or write) that word – it’s too long!”
-Professor John Hattie
Teacher’s Resource Book
The cornerstone of Sort Out Your Syllables is the Teacher’s Resource Book. It includes 50 carefully sequenced 10-minute lessons that teach students to:
Student Practice Activities Books
(set of 10 books, 36 pages)
These activities provide students with practice:
English Vowel Spelling Patterns Poster
The poster-size Wall Chart illustrates the nine types of vowel spelling patterns and sixty examples of patterns that represent them. It provides students with a comprehensive reference point for recalling these patterns along with examples of words that contain them.