ERIC Number: ED249509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Seven Ways to Improve Spelling Instruction.
Noting that students write more freely if they feel confident about their spelling, this paper offers seven practical and effective ways that teachers can help their students become better spellers. The suggestions offered are as follows: (1) teach students that English spelling is systematic; (2) teach students which spellings are predictable; (3) teach students which spellings are not predictable, but are common; (4) teach students how to use a dictionary to find the spellings of words with unpredictable but common spellings; (5) teach students how to spell useful but irregularly spelled words; (6) teach students how to spell affixes and how to use affixation rules; and (7) provide students with appropriate spelling practice. The suggestions are suitable for use in conjunction with published spelling textbooks or with teacher-made materials and can be used with the whole class, small groups or individuals. Examples are included with each suggestion. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.