The What Teachers Need to Know About series aims to refresh and expand basic teaching knowledge and classroom experience. Books in the series provide essential information about a range of subjects necessary for today's teachers to do their jobs effectively.
What Teachers Need to Know About Spelling bridges the gap between knowledge accumulated from research on spelling acquisition and the practicalities of teaching spelling more effectively in schools.
Author Peter Westwood examines current trends, alongside community views on spelling standards, as this is the context in which change is beginning to occur.
The title contains practical suggestions on methods and activities applicable to all students, supplemented by specific advice on assessment, and links to additional resources.
With over 45 years' experience in education, Peter Westwood has taught students of all ages from preschool to tertiary, and much of his classroom career was spent teaching students with special educational needs.
After some years serving in the School of Special Education and Disability Studies at Flinders University in South Australia, he is currently a Visiting Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong.
Peter has published many articles and books for teachers and for children.