Early Spelling: From Convention to Creativity by Gunther KressEarly Spelling: From Convention to Creativity by Gunther Kress

Early Spelling: From Convention to Creativity

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Paperback | November 11, 1999

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In his latest book, Gunther Kress explores how children learn to spell in the context of current concerns about early literacy. Using numerous examples of children's writing and drawing, Kress looks at children as 'makers of meaning' and explores their earliest ventures into writing.
Kress covers problems such as dyslexia within today's educational system. Technological aids on spelling and writing such as spell-checkers and the effects of the increasing visualization of communication (computer, TV, film) are also discussed.
Title:Early Spelling: From Convention to CreativityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:November 11, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041518066X

ISBN - 13:9780415180665

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Learning how to spell and read are two of the most important things children learn. In Early Spelling: From Creation to Creativity, Gunther Kress examines the general concerns about early literacy in general and the phenomena of spelling in particular. Kress argues that examining a child’s spelling can help teachers and parents understand their engagement with the world. The line between convention and creativity comes across in this early writing. Anyone with an interest in linguistics and education will want to read this groundbreaking book.