FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- K12Reader.com, an online resource for reading instruction, has launched a free K-5 spelling curriculum that incorporates sight words, academic vocabulary and grade-level appropriate word patterns.
The K12Reader.com free spelling words curriculum incorporates all 1,000 Fry sight words and grade-school academic vocabulary based on science, social studies, mathematics and language arts standards. The new curriculum also incorporates grade-level appropriate patterns for words, focusing on word families, prefixes and suffixes, and word origins.
The spelling curriculum was created by Glenda Rhea, a veteran elementary school teacher who also holds a master's degree in education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction.
"The program is especially useful because it includes dictation sentences to remind students that spelling words do not occur in isolation," said Rhea. "The curriculum allows the teacher/parent a weekly opportunity to assess the student's skills in applying language rules, such as capitalization and punctuation. The sentences also reinforce the correct meaning and usage of the words."
"With the new, free spelling word curriculum, we are providing a way to reinforce an important component of literacy development," Charles said.
Each grade includes 36 weeks of spelling word lists including printable practice worksheets, a master word list, and weekly dictation sentences. First-grade spelling words through fifth-grade spelling words are all available on K12Reader.com and free to use in classrooms or at home.
K12Reader.com also provides sight words teaching tips and worksheets on Dolch sight words along with other resources.
K12Reader was launched in 2008 as a free reading resource site for teachers and parents. The site has grown to serve more than 30,000 monthly visitors with reading instruction articles and hundreds of free, printable worksheets on a variety of areas including nouns, verbs, punctuation, spelling, sight words and more. The K12Reader.com editors regularly add free resources with plans to add a free reading comprehension curriculum in August.
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