This book provides a mix of the basics of spelling along with workable classroom suggestions for making spelling instruction interesting, enjoyable and effective. This comprehensive approach to spelling in the elementary classroom offers a thorough exploration of the skills of spelling along with techniques for creating a climate for spelling learning. The Spelling Teacher's Handbook provides a wealth of support for all areas of spelling instruction. The book also includes tips for helping students with proofreading and encouraging them to use a dictionary. The time-tested strategies in this book will enable children to continue their spelling learning throughout their lives.
In his latest book, Gunther Kress explores how children learn to spell in the context of current concerns about early literacy. Using numerous examples of children's writing and drawing, Kress looks at children as 'makers of meaning' and explores their earliest ventures into writing. Kress covers problems such as dyslexia within today's educational system. Technological aids on spelling and writing such as spell-checkers and the effects of the increasing visualization of communication (computer, TV, film) are also discussed.
This revised collection of patterns and facts explains the tricks and tenets of the English language, as well as other aspects of etymology. It is based on a study of common errors that kids make, therefore making it easier for them to adopt correct language usage.