ERIC Number: ED488781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Strategic Spelling: Moving Beyond Word Memorization in the Middle Grades
Wheatley, Jonathan P.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
No word-list memorization here! Instead, in this book educators will discover classroom-tested, research-based strategies for teaching spelling in a way that reflects how middle school students actually learn -- by using spelling strategies and recognizing language patterns. This publication presents a wealth of strategies, activities, and ideas that can teach students to: (1) Notice and exploit language patterns; (2) Think about why words are spelled in particular ways; (3) Develop concrete spelling strategies that can be used across the curriculum; and (4) Learn spelling concepts in fun, interactive, and engaging ways. This book contains the following chapters: (1) "Why Teach Strategic Spelling"; (2) "How to Incorporate Strategic Spelling Into Your Curriculum"; (3) "Pattern Activities"; (4) "Thinking Activities; (5) "Supplementary Activities"; and (6) Assessment". A conclusion, reproducibles, and references are also included along with an index.
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Learning Activities, Spelling, Memorization, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Middle Schools, Spelling Instruction
International Reading Association, Headquarters Office, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Fax: 302-731-1057.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.