ERIC Number: ED479535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers Manual: Spell-Write. Revised Edition.
This booklet is the Teacher's Manual for "Spell-Write" (Revised), a text to aid students in New Zealand in writing, spelling, and word study programs. "Spell-Write" (Revised) will be used predominantly in Years 4-7 classrooms. The overriding principle which has been retained in this revised edition is that of "flexibility." The aim was to produce a text that could function effectively in a variety of classroom spelling and word study programs, without being tied to any particular one. For the revision, words no longer commonly used in elementary school writing were removed from the Alphabetical Section, and new words in common use were added. An introduction discusses briefly the alphabetical spelling lists (3400 words), the background to the development of "Spell-Write," and its structure. The sections which follow are: Considering Spelling; Classroom Spelling Programmes; and Assessing Spelling and Evaluating Progress. Appended are a selective list of spelling tests (5 items) and a list of some useful books (8 items). (Contains 38 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Spelling, Spelling Instruction, Student Evaluation, Vocabulary Development, Word Lists, Word Study Skills, Writing Instruction
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington 6000, New Zealand. Fax: (04) 384-7933; Web site: http://www.nzcer.org.nz.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand