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Spelling in Parts: A Strategy for Spelling and Decoding Polysyllabic Words

by Debbie A. Powell, Ed.D. and Roberta Aram

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Spelling in Parts: A Strategy for Spelling and Decoding Polysyllabic Words

Grades 3 – 8
Type Journal
Published April 2008
Publisher International Reading Association

 

Description  

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), 567570. doi: 10.1598/RT.61.7.6

 

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