Teach the Core Concepts to All Students
Phonemic Awareness and Systematic Phonics knowledge are foundational to developing strong reading, spelling and writing skills. Every unit provides instruction in these key concepts in order to build on prior knowledge and empower all students to understand and explain the spelling of English words!
Differentiated Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction
These guides include three colored-coded levels of differentiated instruction to meet the wide-ranged needs of students. All three levels are controlled for phonograms and spelling rules that have been introduced. The words and concepts of each level build in complexity throughout Essentials, and each unit includes leveled spelling analysis, vocabulary, dictation and grammar activities.
Included in the Essentials Teacher's Guide
Scripted lessons to engage all students, assessments to track progress and games that foster the joy of learning!
Essentials Pre-Lessons provide additional instruction in phonemic awareness and the sounds of the A-Z phonograms for students who need it to prepare for Unit 1 and Unit 2.
Parts 2-5 include a wealth of built-in review activities to extend instruction and provide additional practice.
Throughout the teacher's guide there are teacher tips that anticipate teachers' concerns and students' needs. These tips also recommend different ways that you can enhance your lessons.
To complete a unit, students will be asked to check their understanding with an assessment. These assessments help you and your students determine which skills need additional review and which skills they have mastered.
A Guide With Flexible Pacing
Written for students ages eight to adult, Essentials units are easily adaptable to meet students' needs, ages or attention spans. Corresponding numbering with the online courses makes it easy to extend instruction when students need more practice.
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How It Works
Four Volumes, 30 Units
Essentials is split up into four volumes which collectively cover all 30 units. Each volume comes with its own Teacher’s Guide. The scripted instructions for all three levels of application guide you and your student's progress through all five parts of every unit. Purchase all of the materials for each volume, including the Teacher’s Guide, as a set and save 10%!
Resources To Support You
From spelling analysis videos to progress monitoring checklists and more, these resources will enhance your lessons!Free Spelling Analysis Free Phonogram Practice
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