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Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book:

Revised Edition

by Suzanne Carreker & Judith R. Birsh

Item: 9781598572094

Format: softcover
Pages: 216

With the new edition of this activity book — the companion to Judith Birsh’s bestselling text, Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills — students and practitioners will get the practice they need to use multisensory teaching effectively with students who have dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Ideal for both pre-service teacher education courses and in-service professional development, the activity book aligns with the third edition of the Multisensory Teaching textbook, so readers can easily use them in tandem.

Students and professionals will get more than 100 easy-to-use activities that cover all the areas in the text, including

  • oral language
  • multisensory teaching
  • research
  • phonological awareness
  • letter recognition
  • syllable division
  • spelling
  • decoding
  • fluency
  • comprehension
  • composition
  • mathematics

Users will also find answer keys, forms to help them with lesson planning, and other practical activities and handouts they can use with their own students. With this must-have activity book, educators will increase their knowledge of language structure and patterns, hone their instruction skills, and improve students’ academic outcomes.


About the Authors
Activity-Chapter Matrix
Activity 1: Terms for Research and Multisensory Teaching
Activity 2: The Brain
Activity 3: Terms for Oral Language
Activity 4: Phonemes: Vowels
Activity 5: Clues for identifying Word Origin
Activity 6: Identifying Word Origin

Try This 1: Sorting Words by Origin

Activity 7: Identifying Word Origin

Try This 2: Word Origin Concentration Game

Activity 8: Consonant Phonemes: Place of Articulation
Activity 9: Consonant Phonemes: Blocked, Partially Blocked, and Unblocked
Activity 10: Phonemes: Voiced and Unvoiced Consonants
Activity 11: Consonant Phonemes: Cognates
Activity 12: Consonant Phonemes: Continuant and Clipped
Activity 13: Phoneme Checklist
Activity 14: Phoneme Checklist
Activity 15: Classification of Phonemes
Activity 16: Phonemic Awareness Activities
Activity 17: How Many Phonemes?
Activity 18: How Many Phonemes?
Activity 19: Same Phoneme?
Activity 20: Same Phoneme?
Activity 21: How Many Letters and How Many Phonemes?
Activity 22: How Many Letters and How Many Phonemes?
Activity 23: Letter Shapes and Names

Try This 3: Instant Letter Recognition

Activity 24: Quartiles for Dictionary Work
Activity 25: Guide Words for Dictionary Work

Try This 4: Dictionary Relay

Activity 26: Terms for Phonological Awareness and Alphabet Knowledge
Activity 27: Planning Lessons for Phonological Awareness, Alphabet Knowledge, and History of Language
Activity 28: Continuous Manuscript Handwriting
Activity 29: Approach Strokes for Cursive Letters
Activity 30: Cursive Handwriting Stroke Descriptions
Activity 31: Handwriting Practice
Activity 32: Planning Lessons for Handwriting
Activity 33: Sound-Symbol Correspondences
Activity 34: Practice Words
Activity 35: Writing Dialogues to Make Words
Activity 36: Planning Lessons for Beginning Reading
Activity 37: Reading Patterns
Activity 38: Hard and Soft c and g
Activity 39: Letter Clusters
Activity 40: How Many Letters and How Many Graphemes?
Activity 41: How Many Letters and How Many Graphemes?
Activity 42: Vowel Pairs
Activity 43: Vowel-r Patterns
Activity 44: Syllable Type Definitions
Activity 45: Sorting Syllable Types: Closed, Open, Vowel-r
Activity 46: Sorting Syllable Types: Closed, Open Vowel Pairs
Activity 47: Sorting Syllable Types

Try This 5a: Sorting Syllable Types as a Group Activity
Try This 5b: Sorting Syllable Types as an Individual Activity

Activity 48: Which Syllable Type?
Try This 6: Syllable Types Concentration Game
Activity 49: Generating Syllable Types

Try This 7: Syllable Puzzles 1

Activity 50: Syllable Division Patterns
Activity 51: Where to Divide Words: VCCV or VCV?
Activity 52: Where to Divide Words: VCCCV or VV?
Activity 53: Accent
Activity 54: Syllable Division: Patterns and Choices

Try This 8: Syllable Puzzles 2

Activity 55: Short Vowels in Vowel-r Syllables
Activity 56: Terms for Decoding
Activity 57: Vowel and Consonant Suffixes
Activity 58: Inflectional Ending -s
Activity 59: Inflectional Ending -ed
Activity 60: Inflection and Derivational Suffixes
Activity 61: Irregular Words for Reading
Activity 62: Regular or Irregular for Reading?
Try This 9: Irregular Word Procedure
Activity 63: Regular or Irregular for Reading?
Activity 64: The Art and Science of Fluency Instruction
Activity 65: Measuring Prosody
Activity 66: Terms for Decoding and Fluency

Try This 10: Rapid Word-Recognition Chart

Activity 67: Spelling Patterns
Activity 68: Identifying Spelling Patterns
Activity 69: Partial or Complete Phonetic Representation for Spelling
Activity 70: Five Spelling Rules
Activity 71: Rule Words
Activity 72: Checkpoints for the Doubling Rule

Try This 11: Four-Leaf Clover

Activity 73: Analyzing Words for Spelling
Activity 74: Regular, Rule, Irregular for Spelling
Activity 75: Regular or Irregular for Reading and Spelling?
Activity 76: Planning Lessons for Spelling
Activity 77: Morphemes, Origins, Meanings, and Derivatives
Activity 78: Roots and Combining Forms
Activity 79: Syllables and Morphemes
Activity 80: Syllables and Morphemes

Try This 12: Word Part Concentration Game

Activity 81: Semantic: Word Webs
Activity 82: Derivative Webs
Activity 83: Multiple Meaning Webs

Try This 13: Semantic Webs
Try This 14: Derivative Webs
Try This 15: Multiple Meaning Webs

Activity 84: Semantic Feature Analysis

Try This 16: Semantic Feature Analysis

Activity 85: Word Profiles
Activity 86: Word Profiles

Try This 17: Word Profiles

Activity 87: Tiers of Vocabulary Words
Activity 88: Student-Friendly Definitions
Activity 89: Precision in Use of Vocabulary
Activity 90: Comprehension: Summarization
Activity 91: Comprehension: Summarization

Try This 18: Summarization

Activity 92: Comprehension: Questioning

Try This 19: Questioning

Activity 93: Parts of Speech
Activity 94: Syntax
Activity 95: Composition: The Descriptive Paragraph
Activity 96: Composition: Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

Try This 20: This Narrative Paragraph

Activity 97: Composition: Writing a Persuasive Paragraph
Activity 98: Composition: The Painless Paragraph
Activity 99: Composition: Transition Words and Phrases
Activity 100: Reason for Final e
Activity 101: Terms for Assessment
Activity 102: Terms for Planning of Lessons, Adolescent Literacy, and Older Students
Activity 103: Creating an Educational Memories Sample
Activity 104: Spanish Phonemes
Activity 105: Terms for Executive Function and Learning Strategies, Multisensory Mathematics Instruction, Assistive Technology, and the Law

Try This 21: Fraction Lotto Game

Activity 106: Planning 5 Days of Lessons

Appendix A: Major Research Findings on Reading
Appendix B: Instant Letter Recognition Chart
Appendix C: Dictionary Relay
Appendix D: Concentration Game Board
Appendix E: Six Syllable Types
Appendix F: Words for Six Syllable Types Chart
Appendix G: Practice Words for Syllable Division
Appendix H: Suffixes, Prefixes, Roots, and Combining Forms
Appendix I: Rapid Word-Recognition Chart
Appendix J: Four-Leaf Clover
Appendix K: Word Webs
Appendix L: Semantic Features Analysis
Appendix M: Word Profile
Appendix N: Comprehension Passages
Appendix O: Fraction Lotto
Appendix P: Building Block Checklist for Effective Classroom Management

Answer Key
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