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ERIC Number: ED116233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
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Spelling: A Psycholinguistic Rationale for Teaching.
Malmstrom, Jean
Two crucial factors in teaching spelling are the teacher's understanding of the material to be learned and the teacher's understanding of the nature of the learner. Psycholinguistics is relevant to both the material and the learner. In teaching spelling, it is possible to draw insights from behavioral and cognitive psychology as well as from Noam Chomsky's theory that language has both deep and surface structure. The English spelling system which reflects the underlying abstract meaning of words is discussed in its relationship to students' syntactic maturity. Teachers must select words and ideas within the possible range of students' understanding. It is concluded that English spelling patterns are definitely related to sound sequences. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (65th, San Diego, California, November 26-29, 1975)