Friday, August 5, 2011

Ways to teach spelling to children

Did you know that rhyming language found in storytelling can contribute to early spelling?  In fact, researchers have found that a well-established oral language vocabulary is essential for the development of young children’s written vocabulary.  In this clip, Angela Lloyd is telling the American folksong, "Did you feed my cow?  Yes, ma'am."  She uses the call and response to engage the children and they respond by participating with her in the telling of the song.

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