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ERIC Number: ED479877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 236
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57230-329-8
The Spelling Connection: Integrating Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction.
Cramer, Ronald L.
Spelling instruction is one part of a larger set of responsibilities that good teachers face. Spelling is important in the context of reading and writing. Helping teachers integrate the teaching of reading, writing, and spelling, this book elucidates the strategic role of systematic spelling instruction within the context of the broader language arts curriculum. With an emphasis on practical classroom issues, the book: delineates effective instructional strategies and their conceptual underpinnings; describes criteria for selecting spelling words; presents case studies illustrating the stages of spelling growth and the assessment of achievement; and addresses frequently asked pedagogical questions. The book is divided into the following chapters: (1) The Beginnings of Spelling; (2) The Beginnings of Writing; (3) Invented Spelling; (4) Connections: Reading, Writing, and Spelling; (5) Systematic Spelling Instruction; (6) Assessing Spelling Growth and Achievement; and (7) Questions Teachers Ask about Spelling. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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