Welcome to our kit shop!
If you have one of our books or are doing some of our online courses, you might want to browse this page for optional, downloadable resources to complement your studies.
These kits are optional because we take great care to provide everything you need in each book and course to run the full program within. However, sometimes, educators enjoy supplementary material. This page is a growing list of tried and tested supplements.
The 4-Step Process is a method of teaching permanent word storage and increasing knowledge of the writing system. At Lifelong Literacy, this comes down to four consistent steps. This is the 4-step process.
THE COLOUR/COLOR WORDS
You will receive:
- printable templates to help with your lesson planning
- student worksheet templates
- etymological and orthographic notes on colour/color words
- a pre-planned set of sheets showing the 4-Step Process for yellow, blue, purple, orange, green, brown, white, black and grey/gray
We have not included red, as this simple CVC word does not warrant the kind of analysis that the 4-Step Process is designed for. By all means include it using the planning template if you’d like that.
AGE GROUP FOR MAINSTREAM SCHOOL POPULATIONS
According to our spelling scope and sequence (see the Spelling for Life Online Course), the spelling of colour/color words should be known by children by the end of their third year of formal schooling.
FOR INTERVENTION STUDENTS
Select the colour/color words that students find tricky and work on them.
SPECIAL NOTES FOR THIS PRODUCT
4-Step Process sheets contain UK and US spellings. Children encounter both in most written forms of English. Teach the ones in your local form, not both. The two forms are there for your reference as a teacher.
THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
Did you know the days of the week are named after Norse gods and things in the sky?
These sheets show you the connections and our Etymological and Orthographic Notes (EON) section will show you how to help children place these spellings in long term memory.
THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR
We have the Romans to thank for the names of our months. Their original calendar had ten names and they all match up with the numbers, but with the insertion of two more months, things became misaligned.
Find out how, and more importantly, find out how to teach them so that students remember them.
FUNCTION WORDS PART 1
This 4-Step Process Kit tackles the first 12 high frequency irregular words that you will see on most spelling lists. Move away from short-term solutions like cramming for a test and get your students peering into the writing system.
The benefits are long-term and could be life-changing for some kids who would otherwise struggle.
Contains the first 12 Function Words again, all, any, do, here, our, some, they, to, was, would, and you.
How wonderful are numbers? Isn’t it amazing that we could invent counting systems so efficient that they haven’t changed in thousands of years? The spelling of numbers in English is a real trip into the history of the language and a peek into the similarities between languages. That’s why we’ve placed a table at the end of these notes containing number words in French, Dutch, German, Polish and Arabic, to show how united they are. There is nothing to stop you from adding your own column in a language you’re studying, to see the similarities or indeed the differences.
Ordinal numbers included (e.g. third, fifth, twentieth etc.).
Next up: The Seasons, Function Words Part 2, Cardinal Numbers, Ordinal Numbers, The Planets, Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, Words with Silent Consonants, Question Words, Other words, The Ocean, Mammals, The Earth, A Ray of Light, A Drop of Water, Endangered Species, Plants, Reptiles, Amphibians, Easily Confused Words, General Science, General Maths, The Weather, English Language, Conjunctions, The Human Body and Birds.
It’s the season of good cheer! Christmas celebrations go back a long way in human history, and were originally to celebrate the feast of the winter solstice. Various mythical figures have been associated with celebrations around that time and many different cultures have different stories and traditions surrounding this time of year.
We have chosen 15 interesting words to study here; some for their spelling, some for the opportunity for vocabulary enrichment. They are:
chimney, Christmas, decorate, festive, family, feast, merry, ornament, reindeer, sleigh, wreath, present, turkey, tradition, and holiday
Download them and start teaching today!