How to Teach Spelling

Author: Laura Toby Rudginsky,Elizabeth C. Haskell

Publisher: Educators Pub Svc Incorporated

ISBN: 9780838818473

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 6184

This Comprehensive teacher resource manual includes: words, phrases, and sentences grouped by spelling rule for dictation, and sight words assigned by level of difficulty and incorportated in dictation.

How to Teach English Spelling

Including the Spelling Rules and 151 Spelling Lists

Author: John J. Fulford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996379922

Category: English language

Page: 144

View: 9499

This book, written by an experienced English teacher and the author of The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules, is a great aide for those teachers and parents who struggle to teach their students how to spell and keep wondering if there is a better method. The spelling rules are explained simply and clearly with examples.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746904

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 2638

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners

Author: Johanna Stirling


ISBN: 1447606787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 472

A book for anyone teaching English spelling, particularly those working with English language learners. This essential manual answers three challenging questions about teaching spelling: Why is there a problem with teaching and learning spelling? What can be done about it? How can this be accomplished? The first part of the book helps teachers understand the systems of English spelling and the regularities, which are not necessarily phonological. It explores the errors that learners really make and the challenges faced by teachers. The second part outlines a fresh, new, multi-dimensional approach to teaching spelling which recognises the need for learner engagement and strategy training as well as work on the patterns found in English orthography. The final part of the book presents over seventy engaging and effective activities which are designed to develop a range of strategies and knowledge about English spelling.

Spelling It Out

How Words Work and How to Teach Them

Author: Misty Adoniou

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107557658

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9800

Spelling It Out is an indispensable guide for anyone who lacks confidence in spelling.

Words Their Way

Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction

Author: Donald R. Bear,Marcia Invernizzi,Shane Templeton,Francine R. Johnston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292107530


Page: 464

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Spelling Works!

Author: Jim Halverson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590120487

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 427

This reproducible-packed resource will help your students become competent spellers while enjoying every minute of learning. Based on the latest research that strong spellers break words into root words, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the correct spelling. Entertaining practice sentences teach and reinforce spelling rules such as the doubling rule for one-syllable words, the final y rule, the i-before-e rule, apostrophes in contractions, homophone demons, and others. Student reviews are in a fun, game form—puzzles, mazes, secret codes. For use with Grades 4-8.

The Spelling Teacher's Lesson-a-Day

180 Reproducible Activities to Teach Spelling, Phonics, and Vocabulary

Author: Edward B. Fry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470573303

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7660

The effective and fun-filled way to teach spelling to elementary students The Spelling Teacher's Lesson-a-Day gives teachers 180 engaging and ready-to-use lessons-one for each day of the school year-that boost spelling skills in students grades 3-6. These lessons may be used as "sponge" or "hook" activities (five-minute lessons to start off each school day) or teachers may simply pick and choose activities from within the book for the occasional spelling lesson. Fry teaches spelling patterns by contrasting homophones (like-sounding words) to help students recognize these spelling patterns in more complex words. He also boosts students' spelling skills by demystifying contractions, abbreviations, capitalization, silent letters, suffixes and prefixes, and more. Offers an easy-to-use method for teaching spelling that has been proven to be effective Includes 180 ready-to-use, reproducible lessons-one for each day of the school year A new volume in the new series 5-Minute FUNdamentals This book is designed to be used by classroom teachers, homeschoolers, tutors, and parents.

Using Phonics to Teach Reading & Spelling

Author: John Bald

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848607407

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3196

Includes CD-Rom Times Educational Supplement Star Read! 'This is an authoritative yet lively and eminently readable book. It is well grounded in both the latest academic theory and experienced hands-on pedagogic practice, and it summarises succinctly the implications of the recent Rose Report, giving a masterly exposition of both synthetic and analytic phonics and their places in the processes of learning to read and spell. Practical and organisational issues are tackled in a most supportive way, with very useful checklists and photocopiable proformas on an accompanying CD. The book also provides and excellent guide to provision for professional development, involving the use of lesson observation and part of the evaluation and planning cycle for CPD. Its style is clear and well signposted with subheadings, case-study boxes to illuminate points, and with aims given at the start of each chapter as well as challenging points for reflection and guides to further reading at the ends. Every staff room should have one!' - Dorothy Latham, Primary Education Consultant, English specialist and author of How Children Learn to Write 'Synthetic phonics may well be only one tool for teaching reading and spelling, but it is the single most important one' - Ruth Kelly, Education Secretary, March 2006 'Teachers - and particularly Literacy Co-ordinators or SENCOs - who are enthusiastic about children's learning and about their own professional development will undoubtedly benefit from using this book and CD, with its combination of useful explanation and practical resources to support the implementation of the ideas' - Lorna Gardiner, General Adviser, Foundation Stage, North Eastern Education and Library Board, Northern Ireland Are you looking for practical advice on how to teach phonics? By giving the reader a basic introduction to teaching reading and spelling using phonics, this book will provide you with easy-to-use ideas for your classrooms. Following on from the recommendations of the Rose Report, the author explains why teaching phonics works, and how to present irregular as well as straightforward features of English. The book: o contains practical examples and activities for teachers o explains the basis of synthetic and analytic phonics o gives advice on choosing the best resources o looks at how to help the weakest readers o includes a CD Rom with photocopiable resources and INSET materials o contains a glossary of key terms Literacy Co-ordinators, teachers and teaching assistants will find this an invaluable resource.

The Everything Kids' Spelling Book

Spell your way to S-U-C-C-E-S-S!

Author: Shelley Galloway Sabga

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605507601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 8596

Is it "i before e except after c"? Or is it the other way around? Let's face it, most children struggle with spelling. But now they have a fun and easy way to learn all the tips and tricks to spell with confidence. With this book, kids will: Learn basic spelling rules, like "change y to i and add es." Understand punctuation, capitalization, and other technical parts of spelling. Pick up helpful tricks, like putting words into songs and rhymes. Learn fun games and exercises to practice spelling. Study spelling lists to master even the toughest words. And more! Along with 30 fun-filled puzzles and activities, this book offers children, parents, and teachers all the tools they need to buzz with spelling success!

Spelling K-8

Planning and Teaching

Author: Diane Snowball,Faye Bolton

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571100741

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 8540

Offers a spelling curriculum at the whole-school level in addition to plans for each grade.

Teaching Kids to Spell

Author: J. Richard Gentry,Jean Wallace Gillet

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780435087609

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 496

Teaching Kids to Spell fills the need for a book to help teachers working in an integrated language arts program provide systematic, personalized spelling instruction. The authors provide a much-needed bridge between traditional spelling instruction and whole language approaches, showing teachers (and parents, too) how spelling ability begins to emerge in young children's invented spellings, how it grows as children pass through predictable stages of spelling strategies, and how eventually every student can reach a standard of correct "expert" spelling. The text includes wordlists, tips for teaching predictable patterns, and a variety of individual activities that prepare children to meet the phonetic, semantic, historical, and visual demands of spelling, plus strategies for implementing a spelling workshop in the elementary classroom. Teachers, school administrators, and parents who want to understand the complex process of spelling will find this book a valuable resource.

Real-Life Homeschooling

The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home

Author: Rhonda Barfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743442296

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 5545

Presents a wide variety of homeschooling alternatives and offers guidance on how to deal with children of varying ages and aptitudes, how to assess youngsters' progress, and how to ensure their social development and interaction.

100 Spelling Rules

Author: Camilia Sadik


ISBN: 9780982614648

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 3034

Linguist Camilia Sadik discovered over 100 spelling rules. Logical learners need spelling rules to know when to spell a sound one-way and not the other, as in the final sound in fashion, ocean, suspicion, complexion, superstition, expression, and musician. Those with spelling difficulties are not learning disabled; they can learn but their learning style is a logical learning style. Logical learners have been learning the spelling of hundreds of words at a time from 100 Spelling Rules. Visit to learn Now the spelling of 240 words instantly! 100 Spelling Rules is a book to teach 12,000 long words to older children in the 4th grade and up, adults, and ESL students. It can be used by teachers or as a self-help book. Dyslexic persons are logical learners and can now learn to spell logically. Dyslexia in spelling and in writing letters in reverse ends, after learning to spell and after slowing down to write words slowly. Each of the 105 spelling lessons in 100 Spelling Rules begins with a spelling rule, followed by a list of nearly all the words that follow that rule, and students are asked to read aloud slowly to memorize the spelling of hundreds of words at a time. The author, Linguist Camilia Sadik spent 15 years intensely dissecting English, discovering over 100 spelling rules, applying the spelling rules in 600 phonics-based spelling lessons, class-testing her discoveries, and preparing 10 breakthrough phonics-based spelling books. The 30 unique learning features in Sadik's books make learning to spell inescapable. Sadik's books are cumulative. To benefit from this book, those who missed learning phonics need to start with the books Read Instantly and Learn to Spell 500 Words a Day, which is in 6 volumes. For sample lessons and much more, visit

Noah Webster's Spelling Book Method for Teaching Reading and Spelling

Author: Donald L. Potter

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496153272

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 445

It is a little known fact that reading was taught by means of spelling for over 200 years. Today the impact of spelling on reading achievement is not as well appreciated as it once was. The late Dr. Ronald P. Carver did extensive research into the causal relationships between spelling instruction and reading ability. Carver concluded, "One very important way to learn how to pronounce more words accurately is sometimes overlooked, that is, learning to spell more words accurately." (Causes of High and Low Reading Achievement, p. 178). He also notes that "spelling was used to teach reading for almost 200 years, but by the beginning of the 20th century, the tide had so turned that learning to spell was largely seen as incidental to learning to read." Quoting C. A. Perfetti, Carver observed, "practice at spelling should help reading more than practice of reading helps spelling." (p. 179. In June of 2004 Miss Geraldine Rodgers sent me her essay, "Why Noah Webster's Way Was the Right Way." She argued from the history of reading and the psychology of reading that Webster's spelling book method of teaching reading and spelling was superior to all other methods. I was surprised to learn that that Webster, in his 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, defined a Spelling Book as, " A book for teaching children to spell and read." He also wrote under the entry, Spelling, "To tell the name of letters of a word, with a proper division of syllables, for the purpose of learning the pronunciation. In this manner children learn to read by first spelling the words." You can see that Webster was quite clear about the dual purpose of the spelling books in his day. You can imagine my surprise at the improvement I began to get with my tutoring students when they started working through Webster's Spelling Book. I decided to type up my own edition to use in my private tutoring and my tutoring work at the Odessa Christian School in Odessa, TX, where I teach remedial reading and Spanish. In this edition, I have retained everything in the original 1908 (descendant from the 1829 edition). The only differences relate to formatting. I chose to list the words in rows instead of columns. I also allow the words to divide at the ends of lines. I have found that this works fine for all students. We are teaching students to read and spell by syllables and not by word shapes or context. When reading and spelling are taught by the Spelling Book Method, all guessing at words from shape or context is completely eliminated. The student's total focus is on pronouncing the words correctly, high levels of comprehension are a natural result.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671631985

Category: Education

Page: 395

View: 5664

With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.