ERIC Number: ED314733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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Spelling across the Curriculum.
Fowler, Elaine D.
There are many reasons for teachers' reluctance to address the issue of spelling content area vocabulary words; however, content vocabulary word spelling need not be ignored because of time constraints, boredom, or lack of knowledge on the teacher's part any longer. A method which can be utilized is an adaption of "Scratch, Scribble and Scribe" which is based on the Keep It Super Simple (KISS) principle. The method involves displaying the chosen vocabulary words on a large paper and then giving several quick tests throughout the week whenever there are a few minutes to spare. The tests are taken on scrap paper and graded by the students and then thrown away. This provides extra practice for the students throughout the week before the final test on Friday. This method requires little time and effort and is certainly better than ignoring the need to strengthen students' spelling abilities. (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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