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Teaching spelling : exploring commonsense strategies and best practices / Peter Westwood.

Teaching spelling : exploring commonsense strategies and best practices / Peter Westwood.
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Record Number 17201
ISBN 9780415739948 (pbk.)
0415739942 (pbk.)
Location 372.632 WES
Author Westwood, Peter S. (Peter Stuart), 1936-
Title Teaching spelling : exploring commonsense strategies and best practices / Peter Westwood. [BOOK]
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2014
Collation x, 76 pages ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note Machine generated contents note: 1.Is accurate spelling still important? -- Current standards in spelling -- Do our schools still teach spelling? -- Renewed emphasis on spelling -- English spelling is not entirely unpredictable -- Best practices -- Online and print resources -- 2.Visual and visual-motor aspects of spelling -- Visual perception -- Visual discrimination -- Visual sequential memory -- Visual-motor coordination and handwriting -- Best practices -- Online and print resources -- 3.Auditory and phonological aspects of spelling -- Auditory discrimination -- Phonemic awareness -- Phonic knowledge -- Teaching phonics -- Auditory memory -- Auditory attention -- Auditory-vocal skills -- Best practices -- Online and print resources -- 4.Cognitive and metacognitive aspects of spelling -- Cognitive strategies -- Spelling rules -- Morphology -- Reading and spelling: reciprocal influences -- Best practices -- Online and print resources --
Contents note continued: 5.General principles for teaching spelling -- Basic principles -- Characteristics of an effective programme -- Role of the teacher -- Teaching approaches -- Contribution of technology -- Best practices -- Online and print resources -- 6.Specific spelling strategies and interventions -- Self-help strategies -- Learning irregular words -- Learning regular words -- Best practices -- Online and print resources -- 7.Word study -- The what, how and why of word study -- Word Sorts -- Directed Spelling Thinking Activity (DSTA) -- Word families -- Word Walls -- Teachers' professional knowledge -- Best practices -- Online and print resources -- 8.Informal methods for assessing spelling -- Classroom assessments -- Observing students and evaluating their written work -- Developmental considerations -- Classroom testing -- Diagnostic testing and error analysis -- Limitations of error analysis -- Discussing spelling with individual students -- Best practices --
Contents note continued: Online and print resources -- 9.Formal assessment of spelling -- Standardized testing -- National surveys -- Criticisms of national testing -- Best practices -- Online and print resources -- Appendices -- A.1.High priority early words -- A.2.Common initial consonant digraphs and blends -- A.3.Simple word building -- A.4.Diagnostic testing -- Phonetically regular spellings -- Irregular words -- A.5.Words we often misspell -- A.6.Common prefixes and suffixes -- A.7.Some rules worth remembering -- A.8.Word Sort -- A.9.Hyphens.
Summary Note "Teaching Spelling: Exploring Best Practices provides the vital knowledge and skills needed to help their students become proficient writers and spellers. Peter Westwood provides readers with a very clear and concise account of the important skills and processes that underpin accurate spelling, and describes in very practical terms, many evidence-based strategies and methods that teachers can use to help all students become confident, capable and independent spellers. The book also addresses the purposes of various forms of assessment of spelling skills, to guide teaching and planning. Chapters in this accessible, and timely text include: the importance of correct spelling visual, auditory and cognitive components of spelling ability general principles for planning instruction proven teaching strategies and methods word study as a teaching approach formal and informal assessment At the end of each chapter the author provides a list of online and print resources, thus enabling readers to extend their knowledge in the various topics. The extensive main reference list is also an invaluable source of information on recent research and thinking on the topic of spelling instruction. Teaching Spelling: Exploring Best Practices is an essential resource for all those in teacher education and taking in-service courses"--
Topical Term Language and languages -- Orthography and spelling -- Study and teaching
English language -- Orthography and spelling -- Study and teaching
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