Megawords teaches the reading, spelling, and contextual use of multisyllabic words through
multisensory instruction and a systematic progression of skills. Within each book, words are presented in lists arranged by word structure and spelling pattern. Because Megawords is skill based, it can be used in a variety of settings and across all RTI tiers depending on student need and grade level.
Teaches word study through phonic and structural regularities
Is multisensory and employs a consistent lesson format
Analyzes words at the syllable and word level before presenting words in context
Incorporates systematic progress monitoring
Adapts easily to the needs of the RTI classroom
Encourages student involvement
May be used by paraprofessionals and content-area teachers
Assessment of Decoding
and Encoding Skills
One-syllable warm up pages preparing students for words encountered within the lesson
Content-area reading passages for each lesson to build comprehension and fluency
Lightly scripted instruction to assist all educators
Comprehensive redesign for ease of use
Suggestions for differentiating instruction for all abilities
Reproducible recording forms for reading passages and skill checks
Note: 1st Edition Users:
The robust Megawords 2nd Edition provides ease-of-use instruction and application of skills to text for added comprehension and fluency practice. Due to these and other additional features, Megawords 2nd Edition replaces the 1st Edition series. To ensure compatibility when purchasing 2nd Edition Student Books, please also purchase the corresponding 2nd Edition Teacher’s Guides.
Each student book focuses on a specific group of advanced phonics or word study skills, enabling students to concentrate on areas requiring the most attention. For each word list, multisensory exercises require students to read, say, and write word parts and words. Students first work with word parts and syllables, then combine syllables into whole words. They use words in context, participate in exercises to increase reading and spelling proficiency, and read list words in short, content-area passages. Because they are all skill based, the books do not need to be used in order. A separate placement test pinpoints the books and word lists students will need to focus on.
6 types of syllables
5 syllabication rules
Affixes and roots
Parts of speech
Guides provide direct, point-of-use instruction according to the Megawords six-step instructional plan. Clearly labeled steps, sub-skills, objectives, and page references help teachers quickly find what they need for each lesson. Light scripting makes instruction more accessible to various educators.
Teacher’s Guides also include:
Suggestions for differentiating instruction
Assessment tips for progress monitoring
Reproducible assessment and recording forms
A diagnostic assessment helps teachers place students in the appropriate Megawords book and analyze errors for an accurate picture of skill strengths and weaknesses.
1st Edition Assessment is compatible with 2nd Edition.