Children's Reading and Spelling: Beyond the First Steps / Edition 1

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"Children's Reading and Spelling draws on internationally renowned research to extend models of early literacy. While most psychologists have concentrated on the ways in which very young children begin to read and spell, here the focus shifts to how these skills are developed beyond the initial period." As children mature, their approach to reading and spelling alters radically, and evidence suggests these changes continue throughout their school career. Authors Terezinha Nunes and Peter Bryant theorize that children use both Informal experiences as well as more formalized instruction to devise their own conditional spelling rules. Ideas are presented in an interesting and accessible way, and potential educational implications are thoroughly examined. This innovative research has much to offer professionals and parents alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631234029
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Series: Understanding Children's Worlds Series , #15
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Terezinha Nunes is Professor of Educational Studies in the Department of Education, Child Development, and Learning, University of Oxford.

Professor Peter Bryant is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

1 Learning to Spell: What is the Problem? 1

2 From Letter-Sound to Grapheme-Phoneme Relationships: The Case of Consonant Digraphs 13

3 Spelling Vowels: Digraphs and Split Digraphs 38

4 How Children Learn and Can Be Taught about Conditional Rules 60

5 Morphemes and Spelling 107

6 The Importance of Morphemes 162

7 Teaching Children about Morphemes 216

8 A Framework for Understanding How Children Learn to Read and Spell English Words 243

References 268

Author Index 286

Subject Index 292

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