Spelling for Life

Spelling for Life Uncovering the Simplicity and Science of Spelling

2nd edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

There is a myth that English spelling is unnecessarily complex, and it is spread by those who don't understand the writing system. Spelling for Life offers lucid, accessible tools which help to reveal that, when explicitly and systematically taught, spelling is scientific, law-abiding and even elegant.

Using a synthesis of theory, research and teaching experience, the fascinating nature of English spelling is systematically teased out. The examples and exercises throughout offer an encouraging, accessible way to implement the program of study and strive to reveal the beauty of spelling. Spelling for Life enables teachers and students to:

 learn what the common spelling coping strategies are;

 gain insights into undoing poor spelling habits;

 work together to reveal patterns not only in regular spelling, but also in words which on the surface seem to break the spelling rules;

 practise successful spelling strategies, progressing from simple to complex words rapidly and with confidence.

This new and improved edition includes updated spelling techniques as well as new chapters on orthographic mapping, spelling assessment, teaching consonant clusters well and suffixing rules. Aided by example lessons, formative assessments, unique tools, a scope and sequence, and extensive practice lists, this highly acclaimed overview of spelling succeeds in developing theory and practice in the writing system for teacher and student alike.

About the Publisher

Routledge

Routledge

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Book information

ISBN: 9780367645694
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd edition
DEWEY: 428.13
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 432g
Height: 175mm
Width: 244mm
Spine width: 19mm