According to Freeman and Freeman (2004), “When teachers talk with students about spelling and help students understand how the system works, students become better spellers” (p. 110). Take a moment to view the video below, English Spelling Could Have Been A Lot Worse
Then, select a grade level you would like to work with and choose five spelling words for that grade level. Research the word origin, history, and English spelling of each word. Use Figure 5-2 of the text, entitled “Word Studies Websites,” to develop a mini-lesson to teach the five words you have chosen. Include citations and references for your discussion.
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