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The Great Word House™ program is an interactive teaching tool for Kindergarten, Elementary, ESL, ELL, Orton-Gillingham/M-SL and homeschool teachers. Anglo Saxon Lesson Plans build foundational literacy skills. Latin and Greek Morphology Lesson Plans build comprehension and prepare students for High School, SATs and entrance exams to college/university. Use this powerhouse to create lesson plans for any grade level, class or individual student.

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LEARNING LETTERS

INTRODUCING THE CARD DRILL

The Orton-Gillingham Alphabet Card Drill uses Visual, Auditory, Visual and Tactile/Kinaesthetic (VAKT) senses to create strong grapheme-phoneme associations. Each card has information for one grapheme, which includes a keyword, a picture of a keyword and the phoneme associated with the grapheme.

Each grapheme has a teacher guide, which provides a complete set of instructions and exercises needed to teach a new grapheme (new letter or letter combination). Each guide has a set of Discovery Questions used to explore the production of sound (phonemes) and the kinaesthetic/tactile exploration of letter formation.

Teachers receive a script to introduce new drill cards, historical information of the grapheme, easy step-by-step exercises demonstrating letter formation in print and cursive, and demonstration cards for the class. Alerts point out potential areas of confusion in printing, pronunciation and spelling.

ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM

Anglo-Saxon Lesson Plans

Create your own lesson plans using our Anglo-Saxon, Latin or Greek resource database. Each lesson package contains definitions of terminology used, word lists, sentences and passages for dictation/reading based on your choice. Anglo Saxon (AS) lesson plans can be designed around graphemes, affixes, clusters, syllable type, and spelling rules. Decide on your lesson objective: Consonants, Short Vowels, Vowel Teams, Digraphs, Magic e, Prefixes, Roots and Suffixes. Then, with a few clicks The Great Word House™ will provide you with a lesson complete with word lists, passages and sentences all based on your choice.

The Anglo-Saxon database contains teacher tracking sheets for reading and spelling, and a comprehensive list of Sight Words.

Supporting materials, such as, words on cards, drill packs, games, charts, posters and alphabet strips are additional downloads available to enrich your lessons.

MORPHOLOGY

Latin and Greek Lesson Plans

Latin Lesson Plans are designed around your choice of prefix, root or suffix. Greek Lesson Plans are based on an individual Greek Combining Form. These lesson plans are designed to expand vocabulary, comprehension, reading fluency and spelling skills. There are over 750 Latin and Greek lesson plans.

Each Latin Lesson Plan has a full range of activities based on one prefix, root or suffix.

You will receive:

    • Word List
    • Sentences
    • Passages
    • Synthetic Writing Activities
    • Analytic Writing Activities
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Definitions

Each Greek Lesson Plan has a full range of activities based on a Greek Combining Form.

You will receive:

    • Word List
    • Cloze
    • Passage
    • Crossword
    • Synthetic Writing Activities
    • Analytic Writing Activities
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Definitions

Supporting Materials are available for each Latin prefix, root, suffix and Greek Combining Form.

PHONOLOGY

Enhance Phonemic Awareness

Enhance Phonemic Awareness through a full range of exercises that support your lesson plan. Choose from Phoneme Isolation Exercises (PIE), Odd Man Out (OMO), Minimal Pairs (MP), and Change One (CO) activities to strengthen the auditory skills required for your lesson plan objective.

The Great Word House™ is an essential tool for providing systematic, quality-controlled lessons that ensure your students get the best language instruction and accelerate learning. Based on an Orton-Gillingham Practical Linguistic™ approach, validated by reading research and field tested at the Claremont School, The Great Word House™ is a responsive pedagogical partner that no English teacher should be without.

SUPPORTING MATERIALS

 

The Great Word House™ has a full range of supporting materials:

  • Drill Card Packs
  • Alphabet Strips
  • Words on Cards
  • Phonology Drills
  • Games

Tracking Sheets

 

The Great Word House™ includes Tracking Sheets, Placement Tests and Assessments for the Anglo-Saxon curriculum.

SIGHT WORDS

 The term “Sight Words” refers to words that are either non-phonetic and contain irregular spellings, or to words containing predictable spelling patterns that have yet to be taught. Sight Words are learned by rote and multisensory exercises. Each GWH™ lesson plan includes a Sight Word section focusing on words included in the sentences and passage of that lesson, so that the student is well-prepared for spelling and reading tasks and does not have to guess.

Whether you are in a school, reading clinic or home-based learning environment, The Great Word House™ is an essential tool for providing systematic, quality-controlled lessons that ensure your students get the best language instruction and accelerate learning. Based on a practical linguistic approach, validated by reading research and field tested at the Claremont School, The Great Word House™ is a responsive pedagogical partner that no English teacher should be without.

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