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Spelling in Parts: A Strategy for Spelling and Decoding Polysyllabic Words
by Debbie A. Powell, Ed.D. and Roberta Aram
|Grades||3 – 8|
The Spelling in Parts strategy can enhance children's ability to spell and decode multisyllabic words. The strategy, which can be taught in any systematic spelling program, combines phonemic awareness, the study of common orthographic patterns, visualization, and recognition of morphemic units such as roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The authors provide several classroom scenarios to illustrate this teaching and learning technique.
Powell, D.A., & Aram, R. (2008, April). Spelling in Parts: A Strategy for Spelling and Decoding Polysyllabic Words. The Reading Teacher, 61(7), 567–570. doi: 10.1598/RT.61.7.6
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
How do you spell polysyllabic? While this word may be a bit too advanced for students, they will definitely be spelling polysyllabic words using a strategy called Spelling in Parts.