ERIC Number: ED352650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the "SP" Label: Improving the Spelling of Learning Disabled and Basic Writers. TRIP: Theory & Research into Practice Series.
McAlexander, Patricia J.; And Others
This book briefs teachers on how to analyze individual students' spelling errors and coach them on strategies to overcome them. Although the book deals with spelling weaknesses of both learning disabled and basic writers, its message to practitioners can also provide help for any student who has spelling weaknesses. The book is organized in two main sections. The first of these, "Theory and Research," begins by discussing the background of the English spelling system, examining spelling problems, attempts at reform, and related pedagogical changes. This section then goes on to consider current theory and research, concentrating on the spelling problems teachers will encounter in the classroom. The second section, "Practice," includes discussions of 24 English spelling rules; how to use mnemonic devices; activities and techniques that strengthen visual and auditory skills; using the dictionary; understanding word elements; sample spelling lists; teaching proofreading techniques; and using computerized spelling aids. (SR)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Class Activities, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Spelling, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 0289-0015: $8.95 members, $11.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.