Children's Reading and Spelling: Beyond the First Steps

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2009 - Education - 296 pages
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This book extends models of early literacy, analyzing how children’s reading and spelling skills develop throughout their school career.

  • An account of how a child’s reading and spelling develop which goes beyond the early years
  • Shows that there are radical changes in the way children read and spell as they get older
  • Describes a new theory about the learning that goes on in the later stages of reading and spelling
  • Makes clear the educational implications of this theory
  • The authors’ research has previously contributed to the ‘literacy hour’ – a government initiative to improve the teaching of literacy skills in UK schools
 

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Contents

What is the Problem?
1
Digraphs and Split Digraphs
38
How Children Learn and Can Be Taught about
60
Morphemes and Spelling
107
The Importance of Morphemes
162
Teaching Children about Morphemes
216
A Framework for Understanding How Children
243
References
268
Author Index
286
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About the author (2009)

Professor Terezinha Nunes is Professor of Educational Studies in the Department of Education, Child Development, and Learning, University of Oxford.

Professor Peter Bryant is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University.

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