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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...
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...
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...
When the words become mastered the words are crossed out, if the word is missed again, they
circle it and try again during a future lesson. The spelling journal is a place to store words for
future spelling lessons (Gentry, 2004).
A Thesis submitted to Southern Utah University
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
AN ANALYSIS OF AUTOMATIVE ESSAY SCORING PROGRAMS AND THEIR
POTENTIAL IMPACT ON DIRECT WRITING ASSESSMENT SCORES IN UTAH
Introduction - Nature of the Problem
Every English teacher knows the pain of issuing a writing assignment. For...
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
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...
Reading is an essential tool for existence in our modern society. While some
children and adults struggle with learning basic reading concepts, a common problem of
reading reluctance exists in classrooms across the nation....