ERIC Number: ED231119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
English Spelling: The Simple, The Fancy, The Insane, The Tricky, and The Scrunched Up. "Great Idea" Reprint Series #612.
The author explains the five-pronged approach to reading and spelling through classifying words into "simple,""fancy,""insane,""tricky," and "scrunched up" categories, and reports average gains of two grade levels in one semester by junior high school students with severe behavioral problems who learned the approach. Examples of the five word categories are "train" (simple), "precious" (fancy), "wuzz" for "was" (insane), "bare"/"bear" (tricky), and "hafta"/"have to" (scrunched up). Included are charts with columns of simple and fancy spelling, phonetic translations and foreign words, and words from the adult world. (MC)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Classification, Elementary Education, Phonetics, Reading Difficulties, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Methods
AVKO Educational Research Inc., 3084 W. Willard Rd., Birch Run, MI 48415 ($1, quantity price $0.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AVKO Educational Research Foundation, Inc., Birch Run, MI.