Full of reproducibles, example lessons, and hands-on activities, and brimming with great ideas, This book is easy to understand, and even easier to use. Lauren Berman Lucht has put everything you need at your fingertips, sharing lessons; transcripts of important teaching moments; and ideas for planning, scheduling, and assessment. She also includes numerous classroom-tested tools for teaching and learning about words that have engaged her students and that support a love of diction in early elementary students. The Wonder of Word Study will help you teach phonics and spelling skills without resorting to stodgy, skill-and-drill routines. Best yet, the techniques in this book will give your students the sound basis they need to go beyond fluency into comprehension and independent reading.