ERIC Number: ED037435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Spelling in High School.
Illinois Schools Journal, v48 n4 p253-62 W 1968
Because it presents a fresh perspective on spelling, linguistics can improve the spelling ability of high school students. Linguistic study involves students in learning how speech is conveyed in writing, how key linguistic generalizations can be applied to spelling, and how historical precedent and phonology affect the spelling of many common words. Several research reports, including those concerned with sound-letter correspondences, are available to teachers interested in studies of techniques for spelling instruction. One report--"Phoneme-Grapheme Correspondences as Cues to Spelling Improvement" by Paul R. Hanna and others--can also be used to arouse students' curiosity about spelling. Some learning activities that help students apply an elementary knowledge of linguistics include work with phonemes, dictionary-based activities, morphological analysis, and a mastery of 10 basic linguistic principles of spelling. (MP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago State Coll., IL.