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ERIC Number: ED369065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Them Learn To Spell. PEN 94.
Browning, Trish
Spelling instruction should be multi-faceted and not tied to any special time of day. Teachers in a "spelling classroom" should demonstrate their fascination with words, encourage the exploration of words, and know that spelling is developmental. The spelling classroom can be identified by: (1) the print in the room and the children's engagement with it; (2) the teacher modeling her/himself as a writer first and a speller second; (3) acceptance of approximations at all levels, accompanied by appropriate challenge and support to move children towards the standard forms; (4) the high status of spelling; and (5) the existence of a rigorous but needs-based spelling program. These features support growing writers and spellers and help them to tackle the challenges of writing with confidence and enthusiasm. (RS)
Pen 94, Primary English Teaching Association, Laura Street, Newtown, New South Wales 2042, Australia.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown (Australia).