When Spelling Matters

Developing Writers Who Can Spell and Understand Language

Spelling is not a low-level rote memory activity but a high-level cognitive skill. When Spelling Matters argues that children learn to spell by investigating how words work and recognizing the unique structure and patterns of words. Based on the belief that students need multiple strategies to help them spell, this practical book offers a series of explicit lessons that address the developmental nature of spelling and encourages students to apply their growing word knowledge to their own writing and editing.

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Spelling is not a low-level rote memory activity but a high-level cognitive skill. When Spelling Matters argues that children learn to spell by investigating how words work and recognizing the unique structure and patterns of words. Based on the belief that students need multiple strategies to help them spell, this practical book offers a series of explicit lessons that address the developmental nature of spelling and encourages students to apply their growing word knowledge to their...read more

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Contents
Introduction: Why Spelling Matters
Chapter 1: In the Beginning: Playing and Working with Words

Chapter 2: Teaching Spelling Through Writing: Finding the Balance
Chapter 3: Building Word Knowledge: An Ongoing Strategy
Chapter 4: Many Words, Many Questions
Chapter 5: Towards Journey's End: Meaning Patterns
Chapter 6: Spelling Rules
Chapter 7: Finding the Right Words
Chapter 8: Writing Is Always the Context
Acknowledgments
Appendix: Line Masters
Index

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Grade Range: K-8
Media: 136 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2012
Item No: 8277Item No: 8844Item No: B777
ISBN: 978-155138-277-7ISBN: 978-155138-844-1ISBN: 978-155138-B77-7

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