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ERIC Number: ED491268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 80
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6257-4
The Spelling Bee and Me: A Real-Life Adventure in Learning
Small, Gail; Yoshinaga, Kendra
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book documents the real-life story of Kendra Yoshinaga, a young speller who won her first qualifying bee at the young age of nine. Now eleven years old, she is preparing for future events after tying for 27th in the 2004 National Spelling Bee. Gail Small, author of Joyful Learning: No One Ever Wants To Go To Recess!, taught Kendra for first, second, and third grades. Together they share a love of learning and discovery, and the challenges of new ideas. This book describes the spelling bee experiences from a youth's viewpoint. Young readers can delight in the world of spelling so it becomes a natural and exciting part of their lives. "Secrets" of a teacher, coach, and parent will reveal proven tactics to foster a confident speller. These distinctive methods will inspire a love for spelling and language in lessons that go far beyond everyday practice. Launch students on an inspiring quest for knowledge--the words will jump off the pages as the illustrations enliven the story. This book will help them to enjoy the wonders of spelling bees along with the inside moments that only those at the bee have previously experienced. A detailed spelling guide is included for parents, coaches, and teachers of spellers at all ages. [Illustrated by David Endelman.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A