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Spelling Article Assignment

After reading the article, “Spelling Development Research Necessitates Replacement of Weekly Word List,” complete the questions below in complete sentences.

1. Why are children in highly literate homes and preschool environments usually at higher spelling levels than other children?

2. What is invented spelling?

3. How do New Zealand teachers choose words for spelling?

4. Name and describe 3 other strategies that support spelling development from the article.

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b.

c.

5. Do all children need spelling instruction? Explain why or why not.

6. What types of spelling words do the authors recommend for determining the types of spellers you have in your classroom?

7. What do they suggest you do with the results from the spelling “tests?”

8. Describe a Type IV Speller.

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