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Necessity of the Change in English Spelling Rules - English is a tool for communication between people who don’t use the same language. It is widely learned as a second language and many countries and world organizations use English as an official language. This is the reason why many people try to learn English, but unfortunately, mastering English is almost impossible. Because English doesn’t have standardized spelling rules, many people who try to learn English including the people who use English as a mother tongue are suffering for spelling....   [tags: communication, language, standarized spelling]
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Spelling and Differently: Kinship, Deception and Challenges - Alice Munro's Spelling and Differently:   Kinship, Deception and Challenges              The two short stories Spelling and Differently, written by Alice Munro, deal with female relationships.  These relationships paint a vivid picture of the kinship, deception, challenges, and associations that affect friends and family as they journey through life. "Spelling" is about the relationship of two women, Rose and Flo. Although from the outset the relationship between Rose and Flo is not clear, near the end the reader has no doubt they are mother and daughter.  Munro illustrates the awkward relationship between a parent and a child and the difficult problems that face children as their parent...   [tags: Alice Munro Spelling Differently]
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Teaching of Spelling - Analysis: The Issues The primary issue in this case was the unpredictability and structure of the spelling test leaving some students unmotivated and unprepared. The second issue is Joe’s fearful reaction to the announcement of the spelling test. Mr. Grammatack uses random spelling quizzes to challenge students in his class to achieve; however he is aware that there are students who are not motivated by this approach. Mr. Grammatack is actively seeking solutions, such as improving the approach used so his students are better prepared and therefore are more motivated to achieve....   [tags: Education Case Study]
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The Scripps National Spelling Bee - Ding. A single sound can crush the dream of a young language lover. The shrill ping from a small bell marks the end of the road in a spelling career. Students study for countless hours over a period of several years to attain one goal. The Scripps National Spelling Bee requires a tremendous amount of dedication, but the honor is incomparable. The History of the Scripps National Spelling Bee The National Spelling Bee has been a celebrated academic competition for nearly one hundred years....   [tags: spellers, diversity, immigrants, dedication]
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Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning by John R. Pescosolido - Numerous teachers overtime have expressed the necessity to modify the lesson plans from text books and other instructional materials. Some textbooks become unfitting to teachers because they do not align with current content or teaching methodologies, although the educational value remains constant. Particularly for special educators, the use of commonly assigned textbooks and relevant materials is minimal, as a result of it not being conducive to education goals for students with disabilities. For textbooks and other instructional materials to enhance learning by all students, instruction policies and practices should promote astute consideration of the learning characteristics of students...   [tags: text books, educational materials]
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English Spelling Should be More Phonetic - English Spelling Should be More Phonetic The interest in the scientific description of sound has led to the invention of the International Phonetic Association (IPA) in 1888. IPA is an association to develop a phonetic alphabet to symbolise the sound of all languages. According to Fromkin, Rodman, Hyams. (2003), the use of Roman alphabet in the English writing system had inspired the IPA to utilise many Roman letters in the invention of phonetic symbols. Unlike ordinary letters that may or may not represent the same sounds in the same or different languages, these alphabetic characters have a consistent value (Fromkin et al., 2003)....   [tags: Linguistics English Language Argumentative] 1504 words
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Pretextual Discourses: Constructivism In The Works Of Spelling - Pretextual Discourses: Constructivism in the works of Spelling 1. Spelling and Derridaist reading "Society is fundamentally meaningless," says Sartre. Many narratives concerning the role of the participant as poet may be discovered. But Foucault uses the term 'constructivism' to denote the futility, and some would say the failure, of dialectic art. The subject is contextualised into a postcapitalist textual theory that includes culture as a paradox. However, Sartre's analysis of constructivism implies that class has significance....   [tags: essays research papers] 792 words
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Journalism Errors: Double Check The Spelling of Names and Other Facts - When Emilie Davis, a newspaper journalism professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, picks up her nametag at an event, she often stares down at the more common spelling of her name, “Emily.” She is used to people misspelling her name, so she usually leaves it the way it’s written to not make it a big deal. As Steve Davis, Emilie Davis’s husband, explained his wife’s silent frustration when people misspell her name, he said, “it never hurts to just double check.” Steve Davis, also a newspaper journalism professor, as well as chair of the newspaper department at the Newhouse School, is very familiar with spelling mistakes and factual errors when it c...   [tags: Journalist, Photojournalism] 1224 words
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Text Messaging: 2b or not 2b? by David Crystal - “Our generation doesn't ring the doorbell. They text or call to say they're outside,” this line is from one of the well-known social networks, Tweeter, which shows how the way of communication has change in this modern life. According to 2013 statistics by Business Insider, in United States alone, smartphone owners aged 18 to 24 send 2,022 texts per month on average — 67 texts on a daily basis — and receive another 1,831 texts (Cocotas). Nowadays, technology such as text messaging has practically replaced traditional face to face communication among the society primarily in young generations because texting allows messages to be sent fast and effortless....   [tags: children, spelling, writing]
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Influence of Texting on Literacy - ... Additionally, Graeme Paton, an education editor, stated “The use of ‘textisms’ can improve literacy among pupils by giving them extra exposure to word composition outside the school day” (Paton 2011). As Paton stated, textisms such and ‘OMG’ and ‘IDK’ can actually give kids practice with word composition outside of a formal educational day. Instead of opposing textisms, Paton encourages texting lingo and believes this modern language can improve literacy. In other words, many studies have shown texting does improve literacy skills....   [tags: reading efficiency, spelling] 858 words
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The Impact of Contracted British Braille Code on The Spelling Proficiency among Pupils with Visual Impairments in Bilingual Setting - ... Orthography Skill Orthography skill is among the most important component of literacy as well as oral language, phonological and phonemic awareness, word identification, text comprehension, writing, vocabulary, reading fluency, and skill to remember and reuse the words that have been taught (Harris, 1995). Observers have noted that the spelling skill will be a wonderful indicator to determine the level of reading skills for an individual in the early stages of literacy development (Ehri, 2005; Ehri & Wilce, 1987; Lombardino, Bedford, Fortier, Carter, & Brandi, 1997)....   [tags: bilingualism, language literacy] 1984 words
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The Power of Music Therapy - After great practice, Josh Clark learned to spell his last name. This may not seem like a grand accomplishment, but for Josh, it is. Josh has down syndrome. He attends weekly music therapy sessions and his parents are seeing great progress. Mother said, “Within a week, he learned how to spell ‘Clark’. Without music therapy, it would have taken several weeks or several months. So how does music help Josh to learn at a faster rate than without music. Josh’s music therapist knew that Josh was accustomed with the song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” so she used that to help him learn....   [tags: spelling, down syndrome]
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My Foundations of Academic Writing Experience - In high school, I was always a student that succeeded in all of my courses. I did, however, have some classes that I would better excel; English always being one of them. My teachers would always praise me for the way I used my critical thinking skills and for my excellent editing and revising techniques. Due to these reasons, I felt very confident when I first started taking the Foundations of Academic Writing (FAW) I course. I quickly learned the error in my way of thinking. FAW I and II taught me many different techniques and tools of writing that I never used before....   [tags: critical thinking, grammar, editing, spelling]
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My Academic Writing Experience - I had been surprised to find, after returning again to the University of Windsor approximately twenty years after dropping out, that enrolling in academic writing courses had become a requirement to become eligible to graduate. This idea had frightened me at first for legitimate reasons. But with no talking myself out of it, I quickly decided that taking academic writing courses was probably going to be a very necessary practice for me. Realistically, possessing academic writing skills, and I could admit, was an area in which I was sorely lacking....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Spelling Mistakes]
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The Characters Dick, Jane, and Spot - The Characters Dick, Jane, and Spot Dick, Jane, and Spot are all characters that are used to teach Elementary School Children reading and spelling skills. Spelling is a difficult concept to master, especially when learning the spelling of American Standard English. "George Bernard Shaw said that the word fish might as well be spelled ghoti--using gh as in rough, o is in women and ti as in vacation"(Glazer 99)....   [tags: Papers] 1246 words
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Did Shakespeare Really Write Everything? - Despite all of these theories and accepted variants, Shakespeare, in his works, accords high value to preserving one's name and honor. A passage from Othello proves this when it is said, "Who steals my purse steals trash... but he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him, and makes me poor indeed" (III.iii.157-161). If William Shakespeare truly wrote such a passage, then his utter indifference to the spelling of his name is contradictory. "In addition, the pattern would require belief that the reserved the Shakespeare spelling almost exclusively - and uniformly - for the poem and plays, but permitted the Stratfordian spelling for his business dealings" (Whalen...   [tags: authorship, English literature, history]
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How Adult Students with Learning Difficulties are taught to Spell in Adult Literacy Classes - This qualitative study will investigate the question of how adult literacy students of various ages (19 to 70 years), with learning difficulties, are taught to spell in literacy classes. I will examine strategies the tutors employ to teach spelling and if the students feel that these are effective. Firstly, I am going to justify my reasons for choosing this very specific technical skill. Secondly, I will then outline my central research question and the sub-questions that arise from it. Thirdly, I will discuss the relevance of the research publications identified to the problem of teaching adults with learning difficulties to spell and how they have helped to contributed to clarifying my res...   [tags: Qualitative Investigation]
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Most Common Writing Mistakes by Frank Salomon - "I can't take it anymore. It seems that the writer of at least one article in practically every newspaper or magazine I pick up has used the word loose where lose is correct. A recent newspaper article about a baseball player reported that he has 'a nerve problem in his right elbow that has caused him to loose muscle mass in his right hand.' I don't know what punishments Word Court is allowed to give out, but please make this one of your most severe." A quote Rory M. Wohl had commented in the article "Word court" by Barbara Wallraff....   [tags: word court, barbara wallraf]
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Text Messaging is Slows Down the Development of Literacy - Around the years 2001 to 2004, more text capable cellular telephones became available to the general public. When these types of cellular telephones became available, the text messaging phenomenon began. More and more people decided that text based communication was the most efficient way to communicate. Due to this phenomenon, educators are becoming more aware of the effects of text based communication on the developmental learning of literacy. Text messaging is dumbing down literacy for future generations....   [tags: Literacy Essays]
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Akeelah and the Bee - Akeelah Anderson, an eleven year old African American student from the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles, struggles to overcome the limitations of her environment in order to succeed in a national spelling bee competition. As our group discussed the film Akeelah and the Bee we first wanted to look at the themes the film presents. We originally thought of the more oblivious ones such as how race and socioeconomic class play apart in the film. We also started to notice that the film presented an idealized view of how one individual can transform a community....   [tags: Film Review] 2412 words
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Research Plan: Does Autocorrect Technology Help Us Learn? - Introduction Is technology making us smarter or dumber. With the increase in the use of smartphones and autocorrect technology for the past ten years, the eras of the dictionary are over. These days, corrections are made with a mindless click of a button, which does not allow the users think themselves. Individuals have a tendency to use spell check more often than actually knowing how to spell a word, or how to use grammar correctly. Technologies like word prediction can compare a typed word with a word in the dictionary list and recognize a mismatch as a misspelled word....   [tags: smartphones, autocorrect technologies]
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The Implementation of the Acceleread and Accelewrite Programme on Dyslexic Students - ... Morais (1998) describes how Literacy produces an additional mode of representing words by adding orthographic representations to phonological and semantic ones that are already stored within the brain. Harley (2001) describes how access is gained to the sounds and meanings of words that are stored in this way. Firstly in order to be able to read and write we must be able to retrieve the sounds of words, which means converting graphemes into their corresponding phonemes to read and the sounds into their lettered form to write....   [tags: phonological, intervention, self-esteem] 2970 words
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Word Recognition - A child having trouble reading may have trouble in one or two important skills needed for reading. The child may be struggling with the language comprehension or with the word recognition strand of Holly Scarborough’s reading model (17). According to Scarborough, (17) word recognition is broken down into three skills “phonological awareness, decoding, and sight recognition”. The skills are then broken down into small skills such as alphabetic principle, phonological awareness, and sound-spelling correspondences (Scarborough 17)....   [tags: Skills, Principles, Youth]
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Investigation Phonetic Languages: What are Phonics? - This paper investigates the Phonics approach as a key element in achieving high literacy outcomes in the early years. English language is a phonetic language which means that spoken words are represented by symbolic letter strings. It is made up of five components; pragmatics, semantics, syntax, phonology and vocabulary. Phonology relates to the spoken sounds made in language of which the phoneme is the smallest component. Phonological awareness is an umbrella term which enables the manipulation of words, syllables and sounds introspectively....   [tags: letter strings, English, symbols] 1478 words
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What Is Dyslexia and What Can You Do If You Have It - Dyslexia is a congenital disorder characterized by unexpected difficulty learning to decode and spell words in relation to one’s verbal intelligence, motivation, and educational opportunities (Gray E. S, 2008). People have many misconceptions regarding dyslexia which includes visual impairment, low IQ, dyslexia is curable, and this learning disability affects males more often than females. Indicators of dyslexia change over time since it is a process of developmental. It is difficult to identify children with dyslexia; however it becomes more prominent as they progress in school....   [tags: congenital disorders, learning disabilities ]
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Shakespeare’s Use of Language in His Play, King Lear - William Shakespeare is an outstanding pioneer of the English language in Early Modern English period between 1500 and 1700. Undeniably, he made a great contribution to the development of English language. His contribution is strongly related to Elizabethan English (Knowles, 1997). His literary works could reflect his language features and Early Modern English characteristics. King Lear selected in this essay is one of his famous tragedies. It was written by him between 1603 and 1608. This play revolves around king Lear and his three daughters....   [tags: linguistics, pronouns, syntax] 2282 words
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Best Practices of Using Technology in the Classroom - “With some research, creativity, and professional development, any school can stop talking about becoming a 21st Century school and confidently become a 21st Century School (Byrne, 2009).” Technology is becoming more and more embedded into classroom instruction. Some of these technologies include using Web 2.0 application, project-based learning (PBL), and using classroom response systems, otherwise known as clickers, in the classroom. These technologies offer some of the latest and best practices in using technology effectively to engage students’ within learning environments....   [tags: Technology]
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A Student's Strengths and Weaknesses: A Case Study - A. Student Strengths and Weaknesses Data on student has been read and analysis has been made. Student strengths and challenges (weaknesses) have been identified. List areas of strength and weakness in all domains  Phonemic Awareness o Strengths: Tristan is at an Independent level in the 1st grade reading list for the San Diego Quick Assessment. He can accurately read all words in this list, with no errors. Even at the Frustration level, Tristan was still able to pronounce all consonant clusters....   [tags: psychological analysis]
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The Effect of Advertisements and Commericals on Television - Advertisements and commercials have been an integral part of American history for many years. Since the invention of the newspaper, people in the United States and lots of other countries have been heavily influenced by advertisements. These ingenious tools are used to make people desire to buy a product or contribute to the success of a product in some way. In more modern history advertisements have been implemented into television and other mediums of mass media. Because so many people watch television everyday it is the perfect tool to advertise with....   [tags: geico, marketing, methods, strategy] 1116 words
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The Importance of Learning to Write Proficiently - You have been writing ever since you learned your first letters. From writing a sentence in first grade to five page essays your senior year. It feels like your pen has never left the paper, and the reality of it is, is that it will not be leaving anytime soon. Most occupations will require you to write - whether it be an expense report or an e-mail, ergo, it would be in your best interest to be knowledgable of how to write well and all the rules that come along with that. Writing is and always will be important because you will always be writing, regardless of if you enjoy to or not....   [tags: education, writing] 662 words
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Is the Utilization of Learning Styles Necessary? - There is a great debate raging throughout the educational system in America today. At the heart of this battle is the question over whether or not educators should alter their lesson plans to reflect the learning styles of their students. Many of us have heard someone say, “I couldn’t figure out what they were saying, but once they showed me how I was able to do it.” This is an example of someone’s learning style. A learning style is the way a person prefers to process, internalize, and remember new information or concepts....   [tags: Education, teaching]
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Etymology and Loanwords in the English Language - Introduction First of all I want to explain why I have chosen this topic to present. When I was learning English language at school I was always curious why this or that word was pronounced differently and somehow strange. My teacher was trying to do her best and explain but anyway I was always dissatisfied. Now as I am a student and I am learning English language thoroughly I have a great chance to discover for me many things and to give answers to those questions that were disturbing me so much....   [tags: word origins, lexicology]
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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - The Language of Chaucer - The Language of Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales      With careful study, the language of Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales is usually clarified and understood as the beautiful verse narrative it is. There is, however, the common problem that comes when one is unable to comprehend it in Middle English enough to coherently study it. The question has been raised as to whether it might be more useful to study a translated version of the poem so that it can be understood on first reading. The main problem with this idea is that in nearly every translation, the great beauty of the language is lost in translation, thus subtracting a great deal of the poem's power and charm....   [tags: Canterbury Tales Essays]
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Dyslexia and Education Today - ... This makes it very hard for children with reading and writing disabilities to learn English. And because English is such an important language nowadays, this is one of the major consequences for students with dyslexia. People with dyslexia can also have problems with spoken language. They may find it difficult to express themselves clearly, or to fully comprehend what others mean when they speak. Such language problems are often difficult to recognize, but they can lead to major problems in school, in the workplace, and in relating to other people....   [tags: challenges, opportunities in schools]
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Efficacy of Phonological Writing Treatment - Introduction Writing treatment for aphasia using phonological training works best when speaking nonsense. Either nonsense or Italian. Six writing treatment studies demonstrate that research for phonological training treatment is at Phase II. Such treatment would be in a Phase III level of evidence if the studies reviewed had quasi-experimental studies or closer examinations of efficacy. Phonological writing treatment is still in Phase II as illustrated by these three similarities in research efficacy: first, how inconsistent procedures in research obscure a standardized research protocol; second, how irrelevant outcomes confuse data; and third, how the lack of clearly defined participant ch...   [tags: aphasia, speech and language disorders]
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