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Early Spelling

From Convention to Creativity, 1st Edition

By Gunther Kress

Routledge

256 pages

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In his latest book, Gunther Kress explores how children learn to spell in the context of current concerns about early literacy. Using numerous examples of children's writing and drawing, Kress looks at children as 'makers of meaning' and explores their earliest ventures into writing.

Kress covers problems such as dyslexia within today's educational system. Technological aids on spelling and writing such as spell-checkers and the effects of the increasing visualization of communication (computer, TV, film) are also discussed.

Reviews

'This book provides an absorbing read for educators who interest themselves in the nature of pupils' writing, particularly the effect of teachers' "reading" of their work. This book then is essential reading for all concerned with the development of children's learning through interaction with their emergent literacies …' - Elaine Millard, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General