Thanks for your questions. The Teacher Guides have terms defined, and the prefixes and suffixes appropriate for each grade level are given in the writing objectives and usually applied using the words in the spelling objectives for that week.
During the writing lesson, teach rules 9-11, 21-22, 24, and 28 which all pertain to prefixes or suffixes and rule 26 for capitalization. All of the other rules pertain to pronunciation and are introduced in the spelling lesson before they are needed with the week's spelling words. These rules are then practiced in the writing lesson.
Parts of speech are defined, modeled in sentences, and practiced in the writing lesson. The [i]Teacher Guides are an excellent source for teaching all of these concepts at each grade level through sixth grade.
The Spalding Teacher Guides are divided into four sections. The first section, Planning, includes 32 weeks of spelling, writing, and reading objectives. The next section, Delivering, includes the strategies and procedures written in outline form that will help you teach the objectives effectively. The third section is Assessing and includes assessments and forms that can be copied. The last section, Evaluating, will help you identify concepts that your children do not understand and skills that need additional practice.
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