ERIC Number: ED378542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
English Spelling: The Simple, the Fancy, the Insane, the Tricky, and the Scrunched Up.
Intended to help students overcome their reading and spelling difficulties, this booklet describes teaching reading and spelling using the notion of five types of English words and presents extensive word lists to teach each type of word. The five types of words discussed in the booklet are "simple" (words that follow regular phonic patterns), "fancy" (words that follow phonic patterns frequently from foreign languages), "insane" (words that follow no phonic patterns), "tricky" (words that can "trick" a reader or speller), and "scrunched up" (words deliberately misspelled). The booklet begins with a discussion of teaching these words using the "word family" approach, language experience charts, "fancy" flash cards, and teaching the higher level insane words. The booklet next presents suggested order for diagnosis and remediation (word lists) for each of the five types of words, survey tests, and advice on administering the survey tests. The booklet also includes survey tests for each of the five types of words. The booklet concludes with a brief description of preliminary findings, research hypotheses,and research design for studies on the validity of these tests. Definitions of each type of words are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Research Needs, Spelling Instruction, Word Lists, Word Recognition
AVKO Educational Research Foundation, 3084 W. Willard Rd., Clio, MI 48420-7801 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: AVKO Educational Research Foundation, Clio, MI.