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Children's Reading and Spelling: Beyond the First Steps

Children's Reading and Spelling: Beyond the First Steps

Terezinha Nunes, Peter Bryant

ISBN: 978-0-631-23403-6

Feb 2009

320 pages

In Stock

$52.95

Description

This book extends models of early literacy, analyzing how children’s reading and spelling skills develop throughout their school career.

  • An account of how a child’s reading and spelling develop which goes beyond the early years
  • Shows that there are radical changes in the way children read and spell as they get older
  • Describes a new theory about the learning that goes on in the later stages of reading and spelling
  • Makes clear the educational implications of this theory
  • The authors’ research has previously contributed to the ‘literacy hour’ – a government initiative to improve the teaching of literacy skills in UK schools
List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface and Acknowledgements.

1 Learning to Spell: What is the Problem.

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

3 Spelling Vowels: Digraphs and Split Digraphs.

4 How Children Learn and Can be Taught about Conditional Rules.

5 Morphemes and Spelling.

6 The Importance of Morphemes.

7 Teaching Children about Morphemes.

8 A Framework for Understanding how Children Learn to Read and Spell English Words.

References.

Index


  • An account of how a child’s reading and spelling develop which goes beyond the early years
  • Shows that there are radical changes in the way children read and spell as they get older
  • Describes a new theory about the learning that goes on in the later stages of reading and spelling
  • Makes clear the educational implications of this theory
  • The authors’ research has previously contributed to the ‘literacy hour’ – a government initiative to improve the teaching of literacy skills in UK schools