Practical Spelling Skills provides practical and effective strategies and exercises to improve the spelling skills of secondary students. This book was written specifically to help secondary students, especially where traditional methods of learning spelling have not been effective. The strategies and exercises in Practical Spelling Skills have been developed by the authors as a result of extensive research into how students learn to spell and read, and why some students in post primary years still have problems. The result is a book which can help students to overcome these problems, either by using the book as a problem arises, or working through the exercises at home or in the classroom.
Practical Spelling Skills is a workbook of spelling exercises which also provides:
strategies dealing with the most common spelling problems
a spelling plan
a sequence of exercises for practice and consolidation
some useful word lists, concentration on vowel sounds
Judith Hall is a former special education teacher and literacy consultant with the Department of School Education.
Ron King was foundation Professor of Education at Wollongong University and author of over 70 publications in education and psychology.
Practical Spelling Skills Contents
The spelling plan
Fifteen rules and a spelling plan
1-12 Exploring the short vowels
13-41 Common long vowel letter combinations and patterns
42-45 When 'y' performs as a vowel
46-48 The 'g ... c' and 'ti ... ci ... si ... ssi' rules
49-50 Variations of the 'V' sound
51-53 'Trick' vowel sounds
54-59 Complex vowel sounds with consistent letter patterns