Understanding and Teaching English Spelling: A Strategic Guide

1st Edition

Adam Brown

Routledge
Published September 4, 2018
Textbook - 316 Pages
ISBN 9781138082670 - CAT# Y333379
Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

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Summary

Concise and engaging, this text provides pre-service and practicing English language teachers with the knowledge they need to successfully teach the spelling of English. Offering context and explanation for the English spelling system as well as uniquely addressing specific problems in learning the spelling of English words, this book empowers readers with strategies for coping with these problems. Divided into six accessible sections, Brown covers the history of English spelling, the influence of technology on spelling, the role of punctuation, the features of present-day English spelling, teaching strategies for coping with difficult spelling, and the future of spelling and literacy. The short, digestible chapters include practical learning objectives and end-of-chapter exercises to help teachers understand and explain English spelling concepts.

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