Word Study = Spelling + Phonics + Grammar + Vocabulary
A planned program to teach spelling and vocabulary from Elementary / Grade 2 (the foundation) to Grade 8. There is a Student Book and a Teacher Guide for each grade level. Together they teach:
The graphic design on the cover is based on a design used on the rim of a wooden bowl in the Kar mountains of the Rai Coast. It represents a bush vine with knots in it which was used by the Kar people as a trade calendar. One knot represents a day. When trading partners cut the last knot from their vine, they knew that the day following was the day to meet again for trading.
The foundation level covers all 300 common words plus topic words listed in Annex 2 of the Standards-Based English Syllabus for Elementary Schools. Grades 3-8 build on that foundation. By Grade 8, students will have been taught over 5,000 words in English – to understand their meaning, to use them correctly and to spell them correctly.
This is a planned program: