ERIC Number: ED202016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Learning to Spell.
Hodges, Richard E.
Drawing upon research into the nature of the English writing system and about the development of spelling ability, this booklet presents an approach to spelling in which learning to spell is viewed as a highly complex intellectual accomplishment that develops over time and in conjunction with a student's experience with and knowledge of the properties and uses of language. The first section of the booklet reviews theory and research concerning the structure of English orthography, how children learn to spell and its implications for instruction, and the place of handwriting in spelling instruction. The second section presents approximately 40 activities for use in teaching spelling. The activities are grouped under four headings: (1) exploring sound and letter relationships, (2) manipulating letters to form words, (3) building words, and (4) alphabetizing and using the dictionary. (HTH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Handwriting, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Orthographic Symbols, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonics, Spelling, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Guides, Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 27894, $2.00 member, $2.50 non-member).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Note: TRIP: Theory & Research into Practice.