Improving Spelling in the Middle Grades
National Education Association, Jan 1, 1981 - English language - 47 pages
Intended to help elementary school teachers improve their current instructional practices, this booklet provides many effective spelling methods not included in published spelling programs. The first part of the book examines the recommended instructional spelling practices of selected authorities. The second part presents alternative spelling views, classified according to informal or individualized approaches. The third part offers guidelines and suggestions for useful spelling games and activities. An appendix of several spelling words lists and an annotated bibliography of works pertaining to spelling are included. (HTH)
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ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL SPELLING
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