ERIC Number: ED249489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
The Teaching of Spelling.
Fehring, Heather; Thomas, Valerie
Recognizing that learning to spell is a complex, active process of discovery, this book presents some suggestions for the teaching of spelling that may be incorporated into different types of language programs and adapted to suit the needs of children with a range of spelling abilities. Following the introduction, a section on beginning spelling offers suggestions for introducing children to the purpose and structure of written language, activities for learning about the letters of the alphabet, and a description of children's spelling as they learn about the relationship between sounds and letters. Further growth in spelling is discussed in the next section, which covers topics such as teaching spelling through children's writing, helping children to discover correct spelling, and teaching children to identify and correct the words they have misspelled. Ways to extend the range of childrens' writing and to promote spelling are discussed in the next section. The last two sections offer ways for evaluating children's spelling and suggestions for helping children learn to use a dictionary. (HOD)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).