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2nd Edition

Spelling Rules, Riddles and Remedies
Advice and Activities to Enhance Spelling Achievement for All

ISBN 9781138347397
Published November 13, 2018 by Routledge
182 Pages 228 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Spelling Rules, Riddles and Remedies is for anyone supporting learners who are struggling to understand the world of English spellings.

This book engages learners and enhances their learning by using practical and dynamic resources to reveal the cause and effect of spelling confusions. By posing opportunities for understanding memory-related applications, learners and their spelling tutors are empowered with the knowledge and resources required to amend, improve and proliferate spelling success.

In this revised edition, bestselling author Sally Raymond offers further unique and accessible 'Spelling Detective' and 'Learning Application' activities and explores ways of empowering individual learners. Offering a wealth of effective approaches to improving spelling, chapters:

  • demonstrate how spelling errors can be examined to develop solutions for individual learners;
  • show how to engage pupils through use of meta-cognition;
  • highlight the reasons why spelling abilities might fail;
  • explore and resolve the impact of English spelling irregularities and deviations through informed discovery;
  • illustrate how to use mnemonics and story-lines to link tangible prompts to confident spelling ability;
  • provide structured game-play and challenging practice lessons.
  • boost pupils’ achievement through the strategic use of multiple processing skills.

Clearly presented and highly illustrated, this book encourages creativity and shows teachers how to adopt and adapt a variety of learning strategies to suit different needs. Targeting learners in Key Stage 2 upwards, Spelling Rules, Riddles and Remedies brings a wealth of ideas to stimulate spelling success.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Impact of Spelling Difficulties 

1. Varied and Innovative Learning Opportunities 

2. The Storage and Recall of Spelling Memories 

3. Exploring the Rules of English Spelling 

4. Promoting Creativity and Ownership 

5. A Brief History of English Spellings 

6. Spelling Riddles 

7. Structure and Monitor Opportunities for Learning 

8. Enpowering Individual Learners 

9. Answers to Literacy Challenges 

Index of Words and Spelling Patterns 

Index of Spelling Activities and Games 

Index of Topics

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Sally Raymond has worked as a school SENCo, a dyslexia tutor and a dyslexia course manager delivering SpLD teacher-training courses. She has also provided dyslexia consultancy advice to schools, colleges and workplaces across the UK.