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Spelling, Grammar & Mechanics - Chapter Summary
As an educator, you likely already have knowledge about the basic principles of spelling, grammar and mechanics, however, it is always helpful and advantageous to review these concepts. Use this detailed chapter to refresh your memory in these areas so you can feel confident teaching them to your students.
Aside from reviewing the foundational rules of spelling, grammar and mechanics, you'll also study the spelling development process so you can better understand how to promote spelling development through all stages. This chapter also explains orthographic processing and provides strategies for teaching grammar and mechanics. Additional topics outlined include:
- Tips for using correct spelling in writing
- Word and spelling patterns
- How to provide effective feedback
Apply your knowledge and test your understanding of these foundational concepts by utilizing the lesson quizzes and comprehensive chapter exam. These assessments will help you determine if there are any areas you need to re-examine. Conveniently, each quiz contains direct links to specific topics within the chapter for easy review. You can also print the quiz worksheets to help identify key concepts as you view the lessons. As always, if you need further clarification on any topics covered in this chapter, expert instructors are readily available to help.
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.
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. What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation
How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes information from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory to use later for reading and writing.
4. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips
In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.
5. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words
How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.
6. Teaching Grammar & Mechanics: Techniques & Strategies
Grammar and language mechanics are important technical skills for students to learn if they want to become successful communicators. However, teaching these skills can be slightly boring or dry. These techniques and strategies will help you teach grammar and mechanics in an engaging manner.
7. Providing Feedback for Grammar & Mechanics
Students need teachers to give them feedback on their writing in order to fully understand grammar and mechanics skills. This lesson will describe effective feedback to support students during and after the writing process.
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