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ERIC Number: ED029010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 8
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A Spelling/Writing Project Becomes an English Program.
Hillerich, Robert L.
An experimental program was initiated into the Glenview (Illinois) Public Schools in 1964 to help elementary students learn to spell correctly and to write fluently. The spelling approach was based on the assumptions that students learn correct spelling best from a word list, that an initial test identifies normally misspelled words, and that students should master first the spelling of words used most frequently in their writing. A list of words to be taught was prepared from the written vocabulary of Glenview children in grades 2-6. Establishment of this spelling program led to the development of a total English program in which spelling was placed in its proper "frame of reference as one aspect of revision and proofreading." This program emphasizes written expression and encompasses six major areas at each elementary grade: language development, syntax, study skills, composition (various types of writing), mechanics, and spelling. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Glenview Public Schools, IL.