The Joy of Knowing How to Learn: Language Skills Series 1: Spelling (Paperback)
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The Joy of Knowing How to Learn focuses on spelling in the first of the language skills series. Spelling currently ranks high on the list of language skills to teach early in school, according to recent research, as it has been found to play an important role in advancing reading and other language skills. This workbook includes a proven and tested ten-step study program that teaches learning how to spell, filling a need for materials that actually take students through successful learning steps. Students can expect to 1) make the spelling process automatic and 2) master 100 commonly misspelled words. Further study then can be independent, as students are able to spell additional words they need to learn. Included are the following: -Information for parents and educators -Instructions for students -Pre- and Post- tests -Ten-step learning process -100 commonly misspelled words Expect success for a wide range of students, including special needs students, English language learners, homeschoolers and any others who benefit from direct spelling instruction, regardless of age or grade level. The study words, usually introduced in Grades 1-4, have been shown to continue as problem words for writers of all ages.
About the Author
Dr. Joyce McPeake Robinson currently serves as an independent educational consultant in literacy. She brings to her role a wealth of experience gained over the course of her career, as both teacher and administrator. A graduate of Tufts University, she holds her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston University. Robinson's research interests have focused on English language skills acquisition, literature analysis and curriculum development. Past president and board member of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research, she is also an active member of other professional organizations. She has contributed articles to newspapers and periodicals, authored academic publications and presented papers at national and international conferences. In light of her achievements, Robinson has received a number of formal honors over the years. She is a member of the following honor societies: Cum Laude Society, Pi Lambda Theta and Phi Delta Kappan. Among her awards are the International Peace Prize from the United Cultural Convention and the Woman of the Year from the National Council of Teachers of English, in addition to numerous other commendations.