This series has been designed to suit the THRASS methodology for teaching spelling. Level 1 is suggested for early learners. Learners should move to Level 2 at the teacher’s discretion. These titles have undergone extensive trialling in a variety of schools where THRASS is taught. These titles allow great flexibility in that they may be used with a traditional list approach or with the more modern environmental print model. Importantly the titles concentrate on the process of spelling i.e. segmenting phonemes and their relevant graphemes, finding orthographic patterns etc. and the end point, that is, making the correct spelling choice and creating a lasting visual memory for it.
Level 1 (80 pages) has pages devoted to segmenting phonemes and graphemes, word families, testing and a progression graph. Level 2 (104 pages) has a similar structure to Level 1 but has additional pages for writing words in sentences, grammar, space for writing word meanings, writing the word using IPA etc. The books are formatted A4 landscape.
Please note: This book does not come with prescribed word lists.