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Free Structural Analysis, Syllabication & Oral Language Resources

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Word study is crucial to effective reading and spelling instruction. Knowing the structural components of words, including roots, affixes, and grammatical inflections will help your students read with greater understanding and less fear of multi-syllabic words. Studying how words are put together will help your students properly pronounce words. Learning the parts of words will help your student improve their vocabulary. Practicing the rules and patterns of word formation will help your students become better spellers. Oh yes… using the skills of word analysis will also help your students perform better on standardized English-language arts and reading tests.

Following are articles, free resources, and teaching tips regarding structural analysis, syllabication, and oral language development from the Pennington Publishing Blog. Also, check out the quality instructional programs and resources offered by Pennington Publishing.

Structural Analysis, Syllabication, and Oral Language

Ten English Accent Rules

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The Ten English Accent Rules are important to understand and apply to be able to correctly pronounce and spell English words.

How to Teach English Accent Rules

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Teaching students the syllable and accent rules through effective practice will noticeably improve their word attack and spelling skills. The accent rules and teaching procedure work well for both primary English speakers and English language-learners at all grade levels.

The Top Ten Syllable Rules

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The Top Ten Syllable Rules will help students improve reading, pronunciation, and spelling accuracy. Applying these basic syllabication rules will also help readers identify prefixes, roots, and affixes, which improves word identification. Clear examples follow each syllable rule.

How to Teach Syllabication: The Syllable Rules

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How to Teach Syllabication: The Syllable Rules is a three-minute whole-class instructional strategy that teaches students to properly pronounce and spell all of the phonetic sound-spelling and syllable patterns.

Twenty Advanced Syllable Rules

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The Twenty Advanced Syllable Rules are critical to accurate pronunciation, decoding, and spelling. Knowing the patterns of affixes and roots will also facilitate vocabulary acquisition.

20 Embarrassing Mispronunciations

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Educated Americans often look down their long noses at those who mispronounce common words. However, even these literary illuminati have their fair share of embarrassing pronunciation gaffes.

Top 40 Pronunciation Pet Peeves

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Here is the definitive list of the Top 40 Pronunciation Pet Peeves that drive Americans crazy. Read, laugh, and cringe over mistakes that you or your friends make when saying these words.

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Pennington Publishing’s mission is to provide the finest in assessment-based ELA and reading intervention resources for grades 4‒high school teachers. Mark Pennington is the author of two Standards-aligned programs: Teaching Essay Strategies and Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary (Teaching the Language Strand)Mark’s comprehensive Teaching Reading Strategies and the accompanying Sam and Friends Guided Reading Phonics Books help struggling readers significantly improve their reading skills in a full-year or half-year intensive reading intervention program. Make sure to check out Pennington Publishing’s free ELA and reading assessments to help you pinpoint grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and reading deficits.

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  1. Kevin Davis
    September 4th, 2010 at 06:22 | #1

    Your Differentiated Spelling Instruction series is working great for my seventh grade ELA students. The spelling pattern word lists and accompanying sorts are quick and easy for me (no prep or correcting–yeah!), but challenging for my students. Just what the doctor ordered. I need to order your Teaching Spelling and Vocabulary to get all of those worksheets for my remedial spellers. Thanks. Oh, it’s nice to actually be able to talk to the author when I need to.

  2. September 6th, 2010 at 20:11 | #2

    Glad to hear my resources are making a difference for your students.

  3. Maureen
    March 21st, 2011 at 13:47 | #3

    I am not a teacher but an adult who missed getting taught phonics and syllable rules. Do you put out a book for students? I like your method but feel your books might be waste because I don’t want assessments. What would you recommend. My first language is English.
    Maureen

  4. March 21st, 2011 at 18:06 | #4

    Yes, these books are for teachers, I’m afraid.

  5. Marjorie Favuzzi
    August 9th, 2013 at 18:06 | #5

    Awesome resource! I work with adults who have learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and/or ADHD. I am looking forward to ordering your books for teaching differentiated spelling.

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