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...
the newspaper ran the letters exactly as they had been written. It didn't take long to
figure out why.
For starters, the 25 students spelled "vandal" in nearly as many ways. "Dear
Vandales" went one letter, "I really think that you were tuped...
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...
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...
the struggling speller. The differentiation is also seen in the practice activities, games and
This program has developed a five-day scope and sequence to help students improve
their spelling skills everyday. On day one, the...
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...
Introduction - Nature of the Problem The concept of integrating literacy across the curriculums in schools is becoming more prevalent throughout the nation. “Students need to see that everything is connected and reading and writing...
Chemistry is "the study of matter and the changes it undergoes" (Buthelezi, Dingrando,
Hainen, Wistrom & Zike, 2008, p. 4). Almost everything studied by scientists involves matter.
Since this is the case, it is crucial 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
are able to make “annual growth” in the first few years of school, they will not become further
behind others, but they still will be unable to reach appropriate benchmarks.
Research indicates that, although data vary from state to state,...
10 SOUTHERN BRANCH.
Students can obtain board at from $2.00 to $2.50 per week.
For further information concerning board and rooms, apply to the Principal.
NORMAL SCHOLARSHIP.-In pursuance of an act of the first State Legislature, the...
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No tuition is charged in either the preparatory course or the regular normal course; but an annual registration fee of $10.00 is required.
Students may obtain board at from $2.00 to $2.50 per...
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...
Armstrong, T. (1994). Multiple intelligences in the classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for
Supervision and Curriculum.
Art & social studies in math class?. (2004, February). enc focus review, 7.
Bazeli, M. (1997, January). Visual...
Gardner, H. (1991). The Unschooled mind. New York, NY: BasicBooks.
Gardner, H. (1993). Multiple intelligences the theory in practice. New York, NY: BasicBooks.
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...
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games and out of door sports, but it is also taking an interest in other phases of physical education.
The student body of the Branch Normal is self-governing. An organization known as...
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the regular course and given in the singing clubs, can, by private arrangement, secure the services of a competent instructor in instrumental music and vocal training.
No tuition is charged...