Chambers Adult Learner's Guide to Spelling Paperback – 30 Sep 2011
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An excellent range of reference books from the respected publishers Chambers for adult learners and adults with dyslexia.
These books are not just a re-hash of standard works, they have been developed specifically to meet the needs of the target audience. Chambers have clearly acted on advice received from the British Dyslexia Association and, for the large print books, also the RNIB.
The books are very accessible and clearly laid out and should prove popular with anyone who finds a typical dictionary or thesaurus rather impenetrable.
From an award-winning team that produced a writer's guide for adult learners comes a new volume designed for any adult who experiences problems with spelling. This offers practical help, utilising simple instructions rather than adopting a 'spelling rules' approach, which is a aimed at building confidence through developing achievable routines and strategies for tackling commonly mis-spelt words. The author has extensive experience of supporting adults and is a dyslexia specialist. (Publishing News)
Aimed at adults who lack confidence in their ability to spell.See all Product description
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She's broken the book down into four chapters.
A The Basics of Spelling - she explains different ways to help remember and learn spelling, incl: syllable breakdown, using all the senses, using memory tricks, words within words, seeing the shape of words.
B Breaking up Words - using syllable breakdown to help remember long words and how words are built using prefixes and suffixes, more memory tricks and a table of common word families/letter patterns.
C The Four-Week Routine - using the Look Say Cover Write and other methods above to help learn and remember key words for you.
D Things You Should Know About Spelling - difficult homophones (same sound but different spelling and meaning), importance of handwriting, phonics, proofreading and dyslexia.
Also included is a table of common letter patterns/word families, and also a brief history of how English spelling developed which is a great way to learn and improve spelling - try the ebook: The Reasons Why English Spelling is so Weird and Wonderful by Joanne Rudling.
Her methods are great for dyslexics "if you get it right for dyslexics you get it right for everyone else"
Also try A Useful Spelling Handbook For Adults by Catherine Taylor
This book is written in a dyslexia - friendly style,and endorsed by the British Dyslexia Association. It is full of helpful suggestions and plenty of tried and tested strategies for improving spelling. It contains a colour coded section on a four-week programme for improving skills. There are activities (with answers) a useful Glossary, a list of difficult words and a dyslexia screening checklist.
Tutors looking for inspiration for creating new worksheets for their students will find plenty here, whilst the student who is trying to use the book as part of a self-help programme will find the book clear and easy to use. The author has a depth of experience as a literacy tutor, specialising in dyslexia and her knowledge shows.As a fellow tutor, I cannot praise this book highly enough - a most valuable and overdue addition.
It is helpful too. The author knows her stuff. Thanks.
I would recommend it.
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