Start Your Own Search: Be Open-Minded About Spelling
...Questioning....Looking for Clues....Finding Evidence....Become Inspired...
- What is spelling?
- Why am I a good speller?
- Why am I not a good speller?
- How do my students feel about spelling?
- What do my students want from spelling?
- What do I know about spelling and how do I know this?
- What do my students know about spelling?
- What else is there to know about spelling?
- What spelling tasks do I use that actually improve spelling for all spellers?
- Why do some spellers struggle?
- When do those spellers struggle?
- What exactly do those spellers struggle with and what do they "get right"?
- What, why and when do the spelling tasks I use work well?
- How are my former students, which I taught 2 or more years ago, spelling now?
....links to encourage you....to question....think....become inspired....about the teaching and learning of spelling....hopefully with a new perspective...
- The Misspelling <*saycl>: A Brilliant Mistake! (If teachers are trained to know what to do with it) by Peter Bowers, February 2007
- Spelling: A Lost Art by Linda Schrock Taylor
- What works in teaching spelling and what doesn't work in teaching spelling by Marrie Rippel.
- Is English illogical? from The Logic of English by Denise Eide
- All's Well That Spells Well from Teaching That Makes Sense by Steve Peha
Research and Links to the Sources
Click on the picture or the brown words and it will take you to the link.
Where can I find the sounds of English and their letter patterns?
Where can I find spelling rules?
Where can I find word meaning?
Phonetic Support by Linda Schrock Taylor.
175 Keys for Unlocking the Code in Which English Speech Is Recorded in Print:
Print these phonogram flash cards back to back.
By Marco Mascioli a Synthetic Phonics Tutor:
Listen to each phonogram sound while looking at the phonogram.
From N.I.N.E. Enterprises, Inc. by Alice Nine:
Phonogram lists or charts.
Spelling Rules by Reading From Scratch from http://www.dyslexia.org
29 Rules from Romalda Spalding "create a logical presentation of the information we need to be good spellers. Mrs. Sanseri's added points clarify and improve retention."
Rules: by Saxon Publishers, "the coding charts briefly explain vowel and spelling rules, syllable-division patterns, letter clusters, and coding marks used in Saxon’s phonics programs."
A Dictionary of Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms from Websters Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged c2002
Affixes from the International Language Bookshop in Egypt.
An article explaining "Decoding for reading; Spelling (encoding) for writing" and the differences between phonological and phonemic awareness.
The activities are designed to engage students in thinking activities whilst building phonological, morphemic and etymological. Includes:
• General strategies
• Spelling & Word Knowledge activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Spelling activities using Thinkers Keys
• Spelling using Multiple Intelligences