Teaching Kids to Spell

ISBN-10: 0435087606

ISBN-13: 9780435087609

Edition: 1993

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Teaching Kids to Spellfills 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.
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Book details

List price: $28.90
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 12/7/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A former struggling speller himself, J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D., has authored three books and a video on the topic with Heinemann, including My Kid Can't Spell (1996), Teaching Kids to Spell (1992), Spel...Is a Four-Letter Word (1989), and Richard Gentry on Spelling (1992), as well as numerous articles in academic journals and textbooks for school-age children. A former elementary teacher and university professor, Gentry is a Heinemann Professional Development provider and has lectured and conducted workshops on literacy and spelling throughout the world. Visit http://JRichardGentry.com for additional information about Richard Gentry and his work.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Reconceptualizing Spelling Instruction
How Spelling Begins
Five Stages of Invented Spelling
Assessing Invented Spelling: Snapshots of the Mind
What Makes an Expert Speller: The Phonetic, Semantic, Historical, and Visual Demands
A Workshop Approach to Teaching Spelling
Choosing Spelling Words
The Effective Schoolwide Spelling Curriculum
Appendix A: Origins of English Words
Appendix B: Word Lists Organized by Sound or Letter
Appendix C: Five Hundred Words Most Frequently Used in Children's Writing
Appendix D: Words Most Commonly Misspelled in Children's Writing
Books about Process Writing and Spelling
References
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