Readers will find this practical and comprehensive guide to spelling invaluable. Day-to-day advice on how to help those with difficulties is underpinned by information on the development of the English language and its spelling rules with explanations of common language problems. Chapters cover:

  • spelling processes
  • teaching and learning phonics
  • individual cognitive and learning styles
  • assessing and monitoring spelling progress
  • teaching strategies and techniques.

This is an essential companion for teachers, SENCos, and dyslexia specialists alike, as well as anyone interested in spelling and language difficulties.

chapter 1|15 pages

English Spelling’s Rich Inheritance

chapter 2|9 pages

Spelling Processes

chapter 4|19 pages

Phonics: Resolving the Big Issues

chapter 7|12 pages

The Evolution of Spelling Instruction

chapter 10|33 pages

Are Spelling Rules Necessary and Helpful?