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Teaching Spelling: Exploring Commonsense Strategies and Best Practices

Peter Westwood


ISBN: 9780415739948
Teaching Spelling: Exploring Commonsense Strategies and Best Practices
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Teaching Spelling: Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices equips teachers with the vital knowledge and skills needed to help their students become proficient writers and spellers.

Peter Westwood provides 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 reference list is also an invaluable source of information on recent research and thinking on the topic of spelling instruction.

Teaching Spelling: Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices is an essential resource for all those in teacher education and taking in-service courses.

Author Biography

Peter Westwood has over forty years experience in education, the past thirty as a lecturer in special education in teachers' colleges and universities in Australia and overseas. He is currently an Associate Professor in Special Education at the University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Is accurate spelling still important? 2. Visual and visual-motor aspects of spelling 3. Auditory and phonological aspects of spelling 4. Cognitive and metacognitive aspects of spelling 5. General principles for teaching spelling 6. Specific spelling strategies and interventions 7. Word study 8. Informal methods for assessing spelling 9. Formal assessment of spelling

Product Details

Author
Peter Westwood
Short Title
TEACHING SPELLING
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
ISBN-10
0415739942
ISBN-13
9780415739948
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Residence
US
Year
2014
Publication Date
2014-01-21
Pages
76
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices