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Spelling Development & Rules- Chapter Summary
This chapter will help you grasp spelling rules with the help from our professional instructors. The lessons in this chapter teach you information about doubling letters and correctly spelling out plural nouns. Learn more about:
- Stages of spelling development
- Support students need as they grow spelling skills
- Significance of letter knowledge and formation
- Success of evidence-based instructional practices
- Rules for spelling plural nouns
- How to correctly drop letters to change words
- How to add prefixes correctly
- Guidelines for using suffixes
- General spelling rules
- Differences between homonyms, homographs and homophones
The brief and informative video lessons can be viewed as many times as necessary. Also available to you are written video transcripts that can increase understanding. The interactive timeline feature allows you to access any part of a video you need. The text lessons are filled with bold terms and phrases to help you focus your studies. All these resources are designed to enhance your study experience and help you retain information.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Letter Knowledge, Formation & Sounds
An early step in learning how to read is learning the letters of the alphabet and how they look and sound. This lesson will focus on the importance of letter knowledge, letter formation and letter sounds.
4. Evidence-Based Instruction for Letter Recognition & Formation
Educators know that students with early reading skills, like phonemic awareness, develop more quickly than those without. This lesson explains how evidence based instructional practices promote better learning for young readers.
5. English Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns
Our world is filled with nouns. For such an important part of speech, it is vital to follow the right spelling rules for them. In this lesson, we discuss the rules for spelling plural nouns.
6. English Spelling Rules for Doubling & Dropping Letters
In this lesson, you'll learn the spelling rules associated with doubling letters. You'll also learn how to correctly drop letters when changing the form of a word. Then you can test your new skills with a short quiz.
7. English Spelling Rules for Prefixes
Adding a prefix to a word changes that word's meaning. In this lesson, you'll learn how to spell words correctly when adding prefixes, as well as some exceptions to the rule.
8. English Spelling Rules for Suffixes & Endings
Suffixes change much about words, including the spelling. This lesson outlines some of the guidelines for using suffixes, ensuring correct spelling of the word.
9. General English Spelling Rules
In this lesson, we detail just a few of the numerous general spelling rules in the English language, while also taking note of the exceptions to each guideline.
10. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)
Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.
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