Ch 6: Building Spelling Skills in Early Childhood

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The lessons in this chapter are a great resource for reviewing strategies to help children enhance their spelling skills. As you work your way through the chapter, make sure to take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your understanding.

Building Spelling Skills in Early Childhood - Chapter Summary

As an early childhood education teacher, you have the wonderful opportunity to help children develop their reading and writing capabilities. The lessons in this chapter will focus primarily on methods for helping students build their spelling skills, enhance their writing and improve their reading comprehension. You'll explore how students develop spelling skills and learn techniques for teaching spelling skills to students. By the end of the chapter, you'll have examined:

  • The process and stages of spelling development
  • How to promote spelling development during all stages
  • Techniques for teaching word recognition and spelling
  • Methods for teaching spelling to students with learning disabilities
  • Strategies for enhancing spelling skills in young children

We believe the learning experience should be engaging and effective. To keep the learning experience enjoyable, our expert instructors provide you with several methods for learning. After each lesson, you can take a quiz to test your knowledge of the topics. The quizzes are interactive and include links back to specific lesson topics in case you need to review any information. When you're ready to see how well you've absorbed all of the material, you can take a cumulative chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Building Spelling Skills in Early Childhood
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The Spelling Development Process

1. The Spelling Development Process

The process of learning to spell can often be complicated and frustrating for students. With the right method of instruction and a solid understanding of the relationship between spelling and reading, spelling can be a breeze. Read on for details.

Stages of Spelling Development

2. Stages of Spelling Development

Children don't start out knowing how to spell words. Instead, spelling (like many other skills) develops over time and with practice. Watch this lesson to find out more about the stages of spelling development that children go through.

Promoting Spelling Development at All Stages

3. Promoting Spelling Development at All Stages

Spelling is an important skill that all students need to learn. Effective teachers design programs to promote spelling development for all students at all stages of development. This lesson details how to support students as they grow as spellers.

Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling

4. Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling

Teaching word recognition and spelling skills can be complicated, but don't worry. This lesson gives an overview of techniques teachers can use to teach word recognition and spelling skills and gives a few examples of each.

Teaching Spelling to Students with Learning Disabilities

5. Teaching Spelling to Students with Learning Disabilities

Spelling can be tough for students with learning disabilities. This lesson explores difficulties that may arise among students with learning disabilities who are learning to spell and identifies strategies teachers can use to help them succeed.

Promoting Spelling Skills in Young Children: Strategies & Activities

6. Promoting Spelling Skills in Young Children: Strategies & Activities

Teaching children how to spell is an important part of their literacy development. This lesson gives you some ideas for working on spelling with young children.

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