This essential manual answers three challenging questions:
• Why is there a problem with teaching and learning spelling?
• What can be done about it?
• How can this be accomplished?
Part One helps teachers understand the systems of English spelling and the regularities, which are not necessarily phonological. It explores the errors that learners really make and the challenges faced by teachers.
Part Two outlines a fresh, new, multi-dimensional approach to teaching spelling which recognises the need for learner engagement and strategy training as well as work on the patterns found in English orthography.
Part Three of the book presents over seventy engaging and effective activities which are designed to develop a range of strategies and knowledge about English spelling.