Dyslexia and Spelling: Making Sense of It All

Dyslexia and Spelling: Making Sense of It All

by Kelli Sandman-Hurley


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Written by an authority in the dyslexia field, this is the first accessible guide to the close interplay of spelling and dyslexia. Kelli Sandman-Hurley talks the teacher or parent through why kids with dyslexia find spelling so hard, and what we can learn from the spelling mistakes in their writing samples.

Introducing key terminology around morphemes (smallest unit of meaning in words) and phonemes (smallest contrastive units in language) in an accessible and clear way, Sandman-Hurley goes on to explain how we can identify, and learn from, kids' spelling miscues, and use them to further inform our teaching and instruction. Shedding much-needed light on an under-explored tool for classroom or home learning, Dyslexia and Spelling is essential reading for teachers and parents alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785927911
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 06/21/2019
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 164,903
Product dimensions: 6.77(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is an author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She is the author of the well-received book, Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System.

Table of Contents

1. Why Spelling is so Hard. 2. Show Me the Writing Sample. 3. Word Investigations. 4. Teachable Moments. 5. Teaching Tips.

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