Magic Boxes – Early Years Spelling Program

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Magic Boxes

Early Years Spelling Program

‘Magic Boxes’ is a structured, sequential and highly effective spelling program designed to take children through the early stages of spelling. Successfully trialled in Western Australia, the students and teachers using the program have both enjoyed the activities and been surprised by the significant improvements achieved.

The ‘Magic Boxes’ program is compatible with both the Department of Education’s scope and sequence documents and the recently released Australian Curriculum (English). It was developed by Sue Lambert and Iola Knight as an explicit and systemic spelling program for the early years of school, based on the latest research. The program includes lists of words, games and activities for use throughout Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2.

Sue and Iola are both experienced literacy teachers from All Saints’ College, Bull Creek. They are both passionate about spelling and improving outcomes for all students – including those who just don’t seem to get it! In 2011 they received a grant from All Saints’ College which enabled them to publish the successful spelling program they had been developing and trialling over a number of years. The result is ‘Magic Boxes’.

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 Introductory Set

  • Oral activities to ensure hearing of sounds;
  • Single sound identification and recognition;
  • Picture/sound matching;
  • Picture/sound/letter matching;
  • Blending and segmenting;
  • Rhyming and syllabification;
  • Hands-on games and activities.

To view example pages from the Introductory Set, please click HERE.

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 Set A

  • Continuation of oral activities;
  • Listening for and identifying sounds in words from cvc words to more complex vowel combinations;
  • Weekly spelling lists/activities for consolidation/homework tasks/games/mnemonics/assessment materials;
  • A whole year’s program with over 1000 printable pages of resources.

To view example pages from Set A, please click HERE.

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Set B

  • Continuation of oral activities;
  • Listening  for and identifying sounds in words from ccvc to complex vowel and other letter combinations;
  • Weekly spelling lists/activities for consolidation/homework tasks/games/mnemonics/assessment materials;
  • A whole year’s program with over 1000 printable pages of resources.

To view example pages from Set B, please click HERE.

How to order Magic Boxes

Cost per copy (GST inclusive)
Introductory Set: $125.00
Set A: $125.00
Set B: $125.00

To access the ‘Magic Boxes’ order form, please click HERE.

The completed form with payment can be posted to:

Magic Boxes
All Saints’ College
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek
WA 6149

OR

Emailed to either iola.magicboxes@hotmail.com or sue.magicboxes@hotmail.com

For any enquiries on the ‘Magic Boxes’ program, please contact Sue Lambert and Iola Knight on (08) 9313 9334 or email: iola.magicboxes@hotmail.com or sue.magicboxes@hotmail.com

 

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