Spelling K-8

Planning and Teaching

Spelling K-8 meets the needs of schools and districts that want to put systematic teaching in place without compromising the principles of constructivist learning. Recognizing the professional expertise of classroom teachers, the authors consistently urge teachers to consider the suggested plan in relation to their children's spelling needs. Children are actively engaged in spelling explorations, being guided by their teachers, forming generalizations that reflect their current understanding about how written English works.

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Spelling K-8 meets the needs of schools and districts that want to put systematic teaching in place without compromising the principles of constructivist learning. Recognizing the professional expertise of classroom teachers, the authors consistently urge teachers to consider the suggested plan in relation to their children's spelling needs. Children are actively engaged in spelling explorations, being guided by their teachers, forming generalizations that reflect their current under...read more

About the Author(s)

Diane hails from Australia and travels a lot between her home and New York. In her long career, she's been a teacher of mathematics and science, teacher-librarian, K-6 classroom teacher, assistant principal, and literacy consultant, among many other positions.

Faye is a native of Melbourne, Australia and she currently conducts onsite, ongoing professional development in schools in New York City and Australia. She has worked as an elementary school teacher and literacy consultant in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction
2. Principles and Practices
3. Planning a School Spelling Program
4. Letters
5. Phonological Awareness
6. Onsets and Rimes
7. Sounds
8. Spelling Patterns
9. Contractions
10. Compound Words
11. Homophones
12. Plurals
13. Prefixes and Suffixes
14. Derivatives and Origins of English Words
15. Apostrophes for Possessives and Plurals
16. Proofreading
17. High-Frequency Words
18. Personal Words to Learn
19. Sample Schedules for a School Spelling Program
Appendixes
A: Student Checklists
B: Questions Parents Ask
C: Class Words
D: Personal Words
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 280 pp/paper
Year: 1998
Item No: 0074Item No: 0904Item No: B074
ISBN: 978-157110-074-0ISBN: 978-157110-904-0ISBN: 978-15711B-074-0

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