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ERIC Number: ED050102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 289
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Spelling: Structure and Strategies.
Hanna, Paul R.; And Others
This book has been written to assist preservice and inservice elementary school teachers in understanding the rationale behind new spelling programs and in applying linguistically-based theories and strategies to the organization and teaching of an effective spelling curriculum. Part 1 presents current basic research in learning theory and linguistics--i.e., spelling as language encoding, the alphabetic principle as a base for spelling, the origins and development of the English language, the orthography of American English, a psychology of spelling, and spelling as a school subject. Part 2 describes the scope and sequence that modern spelling programs for the schools might have. Some specific and innovative strategies for each elementary grade level through grade 8 are developed from the simplest identification of the sounds in a word through the perception of structure in American English. Methods of evaluating the student's knowledge of phonological and morphological cues are also discussed. Throughout the book, the content and methods of spelling instruction are presented as a writing system operating on well-defined alphabetic principles which enable children to discover for themselves the structure of American English spelling. A glossary of linguistic and psychological terms new to the elementary teaching field is also included. (JB)
Houghton Mifflin Company, 110 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts 02107 ($4.95)
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