ERIC Number: ED424434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Adult Basic Education Curriculum.
Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
This booklet, aimed at adult basic education students, pinpoints and summarizes a few common spelling rules to help make spelling easier, and includes a component on using the dictionary. In the text, each rule is presented with many examples. Exercises follow each spelling rule, allowing students the opportunity to apply the rule to specific words. The following rules are covered: (1) "ie" and "ei" words; (2) doubling the final consonant; (3) final silent "e"; (4) words ending in "y" and "c"; (5) forming plurals; (6) words ending in the "ble" sound; and (7) words that sound and look alike. The spelling section of the booklet also contains a spelling pretest, a posttest, and a checklist. The dictionary component of the booklet explains the different types of information found in the dictionary, such as entry words, guide words, definitions, syllabication, pronunciation, accent marks, abbreviations, people and places, homographs, idioms, prefixes and suffixes, and other information. A dictionary competency test is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Diacritical Marking, Dictionaries, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Spelling, Spelling Instruction
Massachusetts Career Development Institute, 140 Wilbraham Ave., Springfield, MA 01109.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
Note: For related documents, see CE 077 419-420 and CE 077 431-436.