A practical guide to implementing a consistent, supportive spelling approach across the whole school at all primary levels.
Based on the authors' many years studying current research and trialling the findings in their primary classrooms, this book promotes their belief that spelling is an engaging inquiry process which needs to be supported by the whole school community.
The first set of chapters provides teachers with information about:
The second section provides learning activities that enable the teacher to explicitly teach five key spelling strategies which raise students' spelling consciousness.
Promoting students' thinking about spelling underpins all learning activities.
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"In order to improve spelling outcomes we need to spend productive time helping students to think about patterns in our language and to bring them to conscious awareness of the spelling strategies they use. Spelling is a complex cognitive process, not a simple act of memorisation."
– From the Introduction of Guiding Thinking for Effective Spelling