ERIC Number: ED451542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Spelling for Writing: A Guidebook for Parents and Teachers. Level 1.
Smith, Carl B.
Intended for parents and teachers, this guide provides all the information needed to lead a first-grade child through 30 lessons or 30 weeks of learning for a beginning speller. The guide helps the child to learn to identify common, logical spelling patterns; leads the child quickly to more complex words; and aids him or her in becoming a confident, independent speller and writer. The guide encourages children to write real-life messages. By doing this, children learn to communicate in writing for all kinds of reasons: giving directions, writing letters, answering invitations, and sending messages. The purpose of the guide is to make sure that children understand the logic and structure of words so that they can use these words and spell them correctly in their own writing. The guide incorporates high-frequency words and builds on the logic found in English spelling patterns, an approach that gradually teaches children that there are many consistent principles they can use in their writing. The focus for Level 1 is on spelling patterns. (CR)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grade 1, Primary Education, Spelling, Spelling Instruction, Word Lists, Word Recognition, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.