A book for anyone teaching English spelling, particularly those working with English language learners.
This essential manual answers three challenging questions about teaching spelling:
Why is... More > there a problem with teaching and learning spelling?
What can be done about it?
How can this be accomplished?
The first part of the book helps teachers understand the systems of English spelling and the regularities, which are not necessarily phonological. It explores the errors that learners really make and the challenges faced by teachers.
The second part outlines a fresh, new, multi-dimensional approach to teaching spelling which recognises the need for learner engagement and strategy training as well as work on the patterns found in English orthography.
The final part of the book presents over seventy engaging and effective activities which are designed to develop a range of strategies and knowledge about English spelling.< Less