Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Science of Spelling: Discovery #1

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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