Taking on Tough Words

NEW! A researched curriculum consisting of 90, 15-minute lessons for reading and spelling multisyllabic words

Product Features:
  • Integrates phonics rules and word recognition skills 
  • Provides increasingly difficult, sequenced and scripted lessons
  • Ideal for older elementary through high school students 


Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Taking on Tough Words Introductory Kit TTW-10W $199.00
Taking on Tough Words Classroom Kit TTW-20W $329.00
Taking on Tough Words Student Book TTW-01W $34.00
  • grade_6-12

Details

Details

Taking on Tough Words is a researched curriculum that helps upper elementary through high school students master the phonics rules and word recognition necessary to read and spell multisyllabic words. If students have not mastered this skill prior to 5th grade, accessing grade-level text can be challenging.

These short lessons are ideal for remedial reading and resource programs. Lessons are scripted to help you know how to teach each rule. They are also carefully sequenced with increasing difficulty to help students approach multisyllabic words in their daily work with confidence. 

Talking on Tough Words Introductory Kit Contains:

1 Student Notebook
1 Set of 4 Resource Cards with a vinyl stick-on pocket to hold the cards
1 Poster: 11 x 17-inch poster of expectations
1 Implementation Guide
1 Teachers Guide 1 (Units 1-8)
1 Teachers Guide (Units 9-11)
1 Disc with PDFs

Talking on Tough Words Classroom Kit Contains:
 
4 Student Notebooks
4 Sets of 4 Resource Cards with 4 vinyl stick-on pockets to hold the cards
1 Poster: 11 x 17-inch poster of expectations
1 Implementation Guide
1 Teachers Guide 1 (Units 1-8)
1 Teachers Guide (Units 9-11)
1 Disc with PDFs

Key Features:

  • Includes 90 short, scripted lessons
  • Focuses on 6 essential syllable patterns
  • Provides guided and independent practice
  • Offers tools for monitoring progress
  • Incorporates decoding and encoding of multisyllabic words

Research:

Research demonstrated the effectiveness of Taking on Tough Words. Participants surpassed the control groups in word identification, word attack, and reading comprehension and showed a faster rate of progress in reading fluency.

 

Written by Jennifer A. Diliberto, PhD:Implementation Guide: 94 pages, Teacher's Guide Units 1-8: 182 pages, Teacher's Guide Units 9-11: 274 pages, Notebook: 223 pages, Spiralbound texts, ©2017. Includes CD with PDFs corresponding to each lesson as well as a glossary for all real words, 4 Taking on Tough Words Resource Cards, and 5 Expecxtations for Taking on Tough Words Poster. 

Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Secondary
Subject English Language Arts, Literacy
Author Jennifer Diliberto
Format Print

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