ERIC Number: ED059009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Reading and Spelling: How Are They Related? Number 1.
Relationships between spelling and reading have been found such that poor readers are often poor spellers, but good readers may or may not be poor spellers. Part of the reason for the seeming contradition may be that spelling requires precise knowledge of individual letter combinations whereas often as much meaning in reading can be obtained from context as from the makeup of individual words. Spelling is made more difficult by the inconsistencies of English pronunciation, by the discrepancies in numbers of letters and combinations of letters used to represent English sounds. Teachers and parents can be aware of several common types of spelling errors so that these can be corrected early in the learning of words. Good spelling habits are invaluable in learning to read. This brochure is one of a series commissioned by the National Reading Center to help inform all citizens about reading issues and to promote functional literacy. References are included. (MS)
Descriptors: Parent Counseling, Parent Role, Reading Ability, Reading Instruction, Spelling, Spelling Instruction
National Reading Center, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Reading Center Foundation, Washington, DC.