SRA Spellingprovides a systematic and efficient approach that maximizes the impact of your instructional efforts while staying focused squarely on spelling. By utilizing dependable spelling patterns and not memorization, students master spelling More...
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SRA Spellingprovides a systematic and efficient approach that maximizes the impact of your instructional efforts while staying focused squarely on spelling. By utilizing dependable spelling patterns and not memorization, students master spelling sooner and retain their knowledge longer. Interesting activities reinforce spelling patterns and rules while helping students recognize and apply their growing knowledge.
Jean Gillethas been an elementary reading specialist in central Virginia. She has also served as a classroom teacher, staff development specialist, and university educator. Her professional interests include the diagnosis and correction of reading difficulties, childrenrsquo;s developmental spelling, and childrenrsquo;s writing. Jeanrsquo;s extensive published work includes topics such as including contributing to classroom instructional materials on writing and spelling. The coauthor of several textbooks for teachers on language arts, reading, writing, and spelling, she received her doctorate from the University of Virginia. nbsp; nbsp; Charles Templeteaches courses in literacy and peace studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Dr. Temple studied with the late Edmund Henderson at the University of Virginia, where he explored reading instruction, reading disabilities, invented spelling, and what was to become emergent literacy. His published books cover such topics as emergent literacy, writing instruction, language arts, diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities, and childrenrsquo;s literature. He is a director of Critical Thinking International, Inc., a non-profit corporation that develops materials and fields mid-career professionals for teacher training around the world. nbsp; CodrutaTempletaught English as a foreign language and was principal of a bilingual lyceum (high school) in Romania.nbsp; She taught French as a Fulbright Scholar in California before moving permanently to the United States, where she earned a PhD. in English Education and linguistics at Syracuse University. Professor Temple now divides her time between teaching ESL methods and linguistics at New York State University College at Cortland and at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. nbsp; Alan Crawfordis Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. A Past President of the California Reading Association, he has done extensive teaching, consulting, and writing on teaching reading in the elementary school, especially for English language learners. Alan has written curriculum for teaching reading in Spanish and serves on the Editorial Review Board of Lectura y Vida. He served as IRArsquo;s representative to UNESCO for many years and was a Senior Literacy Specialist at UNESCO in Paris during International Literacy Year (1989-90). He is a director of Critical Thinking International and frequently presents workshops on a volunteer basis for international development projects in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa nbsp;