letting students sort individually. The program “Words Their Way,” uses this method to teach
spelling. According to Gentry (2004), “this method of word sorting cannot function as a spelling
program, because there is too much word-specific...
J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D., and author of many books based on spelling research, was
asked by the Zaner-Bloser editor Marytherese Croakin to discuss the four most pressing
questions teachers have asked about teaching spelling. Here are the...
development of spelling content, and word study can effectively teach spelling in this
manner. But, he warned about the different caveats that happen when teaching with this
method. The first argument is that spelling is in theory “caught”...
4. What are some important points to remember about teaching spelling? The key points
addressed are spelling must be taught, it must be individualized to meet the needs of the
students and it must be taught across the curriculum. Teachers...
many forms of assessments with their program. There are diagnostic tests, formative and
summative tests and measurements to allow for progress monitoring (Gentry, 2012). If mastery
is not met, these tests inform the teacher of where re-teaching...
Best Spelling Practices in Classroom Instruction
Chapter 1 - Introduction
There are many challenges that face educators regarding how to effectively teach
spelling. Gentry stated, “Spelling really does matter and that, as educators, we need to...
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many of who had farm or small town backgrounds. Enthusiastic supporters were
drawn to the promise of school gardens not only as a way to better implement
the National Research Council Study determined the classification of special education should be
considered to be valid based on the following criterion: 1) the general education program is high
quality and provides adequate learning, 2) the...
Learning in detail about the different learning styles created by Howard Gardner
increased my desire to implement the strategies that have been proven to help students learn to
the best of their abilities. Even though at times I feel frustrated...
I learned during the research how very important it is to use cross curriculum to
encourage interest in mathematics. I have learned that reaching one child is worth all the time,
effort and persistence it takes. Being an advocate does make a...
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23.__I like to setup little 'what if" experiments (fur example ·What lNOuld happen if I put a
grasshopper in a jar with a spider?").
24. I enjoy dong jigsaw...
However, “…even the most proactive teacher must follow through with a negative
consequence for an inappropriate behavior. Yet, the worst time to select a punisher is during an
episode of student misbehavior” (Akin-Little & Little, 2008, p....
regularly features service learning, students’ participation in service learning is noted on
transcripts, outstanding students receive service-learning scholarships, awards and
commencement regalia and faculty are eligible for grants or...
Wise (2009) commented on why high school has been left out of the literacy debate: the policymakers under No Child Left Behind only focused on the elementary levels because the severity of struggling readers in the upper levels was not...
irrelevant in overall student achievement. The only statistical significance was the impact that it
had on the level of teacher support that was given to students (Santi, York, Foorman, & Francis).
The same study also shows that:
Students who do...