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...
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...
Introduction- Nature of the Problem
Every year students enter kindergarten with varying ability levels and with an array of
educational backgrounds. While several students have attended a preschool or received some
Nature of the problem
There is a tremendous amount of pressure placed upon students and teachers to
achieve proficient scores on end of level math testing. High expectations dealing with
math have created many different...
ENGAGING SECONDARY STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS WITH PROJECTS
CREATED BY IMPLEMENTING HOWARD GARDNER’S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
In the last couple of decades emphasis has been placed on Howard Gardner’s multiple
In the religious classroom students interact with each other in a unique way that differs from that of a normal classroom experience. The nature of a religious course fosters an environment in which students have many opportunities...
deprived of learning because of their social isolation and lack of interaction, which affected their
overall cognitive functioning. As a result, Vygotsky set out to transform education in Russia by
creating new pedagogical styles that would...
discovered that the books may be for children on one level, but on other levels they speak to
older students and adults” (Spicer, 2003, p. 5).
According to Furner, Yahya, and Duffy (2005) there are benefits of using literature...
philosophy that educators can recognize signs that indicate a potential for inappropriate behavior
(Murdick, 1996). It is preferable to prevent inappropriate behaviors rather than wait until after
the behaviors occur before responding. Students...
writing at this institution is not valued as human communication—and this
in turn reduces the validity of the assessment (CCCC Executive Committee,
They also have concerns with companies not communicating their algorithms with their...
Eighteen out of the twenty-two students used six of the learning styles. Musical/rhythmic
learning style was not used in the presentation (see Figure 4.35).
The final project given to the student was a scale drawing. Six students did not...
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Honigsfeld, A., & Dunn R. (2009, May/June). Learning-Style responsive approaches...
In a research study conducted by O’Connor et al. (2000), a group of kindergarteners’
literacy progress was monitored and tracked over two years. During this time, students who
were considered “at-risk” were given four tiers of...
in their first language (L1); however, this is not always the case. Cooter (2006) describes the
American Idol star, Fantasia Barrino, who recently wrote a memoir entitled Life Is Not a Fairy
Tale (2005) that tells of her experiences as an...