ERIC Number: ED371234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Adults to Spell.
This handbook, which is designed for use by tutors involved in teaching adults to spell, contains information about the main techniques for teaching spelling, basic spelling programs, ways of integrating spelling in writing, and useful resources. Presented in the first section are 26 items of basic information about such aspects of spelling and spelling instruction as the following: the spelling process and its implications for students and tutors, program development, assessment and diagnosis, lesson planning, crucial errors, negotiating curricula, and independent learning. Section 2 outlines the basic principles of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and logical approaches to teaching and learning spelling. The role of dictation, spelling and accreditation, aids and resources, and use and choice of dictionaries are discussed in sections 3 through 6. Section 7 examines special visual, visual perception, hearing, auditory discrimination, motor skill, letter formation, and memory problems that students may have and suggests steps tutors can take to overcome them. A sample worksheet and lists of skills and activities that should be incorporated into a spelling curriculum are presented in sections 8 and 9. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Dictation, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Problems, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Program Development, Spelling Instruction, Student Certification, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, 7th Floor, Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NU, England, United Kingdom (3 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom