Improving the generalization of sound/symbol knowledge: Teaching spelling
to kindergarten children with disabilities.
Freebody & Luke, 2003, and earlier, Wray, Medwell, Fox & Poulson, 2000) teachers tend to approach spelling
as a task of rote memorisation or drill, and this view is reflected in the use of the dominant spelling
strategy Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check (LSCWC or variations on the theme).
Twenty-one verses present various witchy spelling
challenges and could be used as exercises; here are some of the titles; Walking (The witch makes up an 'alk' sound), Why Oh Why/(The witch gives the letter Y different sounds) e.g.
“The first edition of the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling
Challenge tested common misspellings such as 'dissapoint' instead of 'disappoint', 'ocurred' instead of 'occurred', and 'definately' instead of 'definitely'.
And around two thirds (65%) picked a wrong spelling
for "necessary" from a list that did not include the right spelling
On September 14, 2008, the Calgary Herald reported the publication of the Oxford Canadian Spelling
Bee Dictionary (Barber, Pontisso, Fitzgerald, & Devries, 2008), co-edited by Katherine Barber, the editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
Thankfully, she reads a lot and is good at spelling
The study begins by looking at a particular kind of non-standard spelling
that Ryan (2010) terms constructed homophony.
Plum Grove Junior High School student Calvin Franke will be making a return appearance at the Scripps National Spelling
Bee near Washington, D.C.
Washington: Balu Natarajan correctly spelled the word "milieu" to win the Scripps National Spelling
Bee in 1985.
Proficiency in spelling
predicts success with writing