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...
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...
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).
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...
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
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student attitudes regarding the homework, and lack of time to prepare effective
assignments. Students simply do not like homework. The time homework requires, cuts
into their extracurricular activities and downtime away from school.
A lack of...
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....
When teachers inaccurately or inadvertently give assignments that do not reach
the intended learning, there is a chance of doing more harm than good for a student’s
attitude towards the subject (Michael, 2007). Math homework is assigned to...
mathematical/logical person starts early by ordering and re-ordering objects. The individual
calculates quickly and memorizes long tables of information, like bus schedules (Nolen, 2003).
Mathematical/Logical in Math
parents end up doing the bulk of the homework assignments in order to simply just get it
done (Simplicio, 2005).
Policies and practices that have formed consistent positive results regarding math
homework are: “(a) Homework must help students...
13 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
and tools of all kinds for work in wood and metals are provided.
Machines and lathes for the iron work are provided for the High School Engineering course.
13 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
The necessity of ethical instruction is recognized and regular chapel exercises are conducted each week by the teachers and students. While theological creeds can not be taught in these...
be taught in these meetings, the necessity of honesty, virtue, temperance and upright attitude in all walks of life is inculcated and emphasized as the fundamentals to success in life. Besides the ethical training received, the students have...
The rooms are furnished with machines, cases, forms and tables, screens, etc., so one desiring the work has everything that the most approved seamstress could ask for.
The necessity of ethical...
in an environment that is nurturing and supports student success (Vaughn & Fuchs, 2003). The
National Research Council reiterates this thought when they write, “the nature and quality of
classroom literacy instruction are a pivotal force in...