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Spelling It Out : How Words Work and How to Teach Them - Misty Adoniou

Spelling It Out

How Words Work and How to Teach Them

Paperback Published: 18th July 2016
ISBN: 9781107557659
Number Of Pages: 160

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Spelling can be a source of anxiety for school children and working professionals alike. Yet the spelling of words in English is not as random or chaotic as it is often perceived to be; rather, it is a system based on both meaning and a fascinating linguistic history. Misty Adoniou's public articles on the processes of teaching and learning spelling have garnered an overwhelming response from concerned parents and teachers looking for effective solutions to the problems they face in teaching English spelling to children. Spelling It Out aims to ease anxiety and crush the myth that good spelling comes naturally. Good spelling comes from good teaching. Based on Misty Adoniou's extensive research into spelling learning and instruction, this book encourages children and adults to nurture a curiosity about words, discover their history and, in so doing, understand the logic behind the way they are spelled.


Don't assume this is a normal How To book. Truly interesting


Having taught English Language a lot of the background about the English language wasn't knew, but the idea of using it to teach spelling was new and what a great idea. I have being putting into practice what I have learnt and I can see it working. Very happy.

Victoria Austtralia


A wise owl


You do not realise just how much you really don't know. This book is excellent at teaching those inclined to learn the way to understanding the connections within words with other meanings.



Fabulous book for educators and potentailly parents


Tremendous use in primary and secondary schools across all subjects. Misty Adinou is a highly regarded academic.

Brisbane, Australia


Great book to have to assist in understanding spelling


Use it it English classes most days to assist student with learning difficulties to understand how to spell or attempt to spell

QLD, Australia


Spelling It Out

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1. Redefining spelling; 2. How do words work? Unravelling the threads; 3. How do we learn to spell?; 4. Planning a spelling program; 5. Assessing spelling; Appendix 1. Some stories about words; Appendix 2. Common English morphemes; Appendix 3. Ways into words; Appendix 4. Spelling and scope sequence.

ISBN: 9781107557659
ISBN-10: 1107557658
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 18th July 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1