There is a Neurological Basis for Spelling
"The implications from the discovery of a neurological base for spelling are powerful. They can be summarized in three guidelines for teaching.
1. Put spelling on a pedestal.
2. Teach spelling explicitly.
3. Change your attitudes about teaching spelling and about spelling's importance for literacy. "
(Taken from The Science of Spelling, The Explicit Specifics That Make Great Readers and Writers (and Spellers!), Chapter 1, p.11-12, Gentry)
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