Sally E. Burkhardt is a retired English teacher, who taught in the middle grades for more than fourteen years. She has also served as a Fellow in the Capital Writing Project at Virginia Commonwealth University. Visit her website at braintospell.com.
Chapter 1 In the Beginning - Underlying Educational Principles Chapter 2 Priming the Spelling Pump - Basic Strategies that Promote Spelling Ability Chapter 3 Using Logic to Spell - Teaching Poor Spellers to Apply Sound - Letter Strategies Chapter 4 Focusing on Letter Patterns - Helping Weak Spellers to Use Visualization Strategies Chapter 5 Eye Openers - Activities to Help Poor Spellers to Notice and Remember Common Deviant Letter Combinations in Words Chapter 6 Rules Rule - Learning to Apply Spelling Rules Will Improve Spelling Ability Chapter 7 Which One? - Teaching Students Memory Trick Writing to Remember Homonyms and Words Commonly Confused Chapter 8 Fine Tuning - Activities for Advanced Spellers Part 9 Appendixes Chapter 10 A.Richard J. Gentry's List of 500 Most Frequently Used Words in Childrenis Writing Reorganized by Patterns Chapter 11 B. Example Words Illustrating Multiple Spellings of the Schwa Sound Chapter 12 C. A Source List of Multi-Syllable Words for Further Logical Spelling Practice Chapter 13 D. Student Assignment Sheets to Reinforce Logical Spelling Principles Chapter 14 E. Student Assignment for Answering Questions on Logical Spelling Principles Chapter 15 F. Word Bank of Words Containing Deviant Letter Patterns Chapter 16 G. Word Bank of Words Containing Double Consonants Chapter 17 H.List of Tongue Twisters in Alphabetical Order According to Each Twister's Beginning Consonant Chapter 18 I. Spelling Rules Science Key Chapter 19 J. Word Bank for Application of Basic Spelling Rules Chapter 20 K. Basic Spelling Rules in Outline Format Chapter 21 L. Word Bank for Application of Spelling Rules for Doubling a Final Consonant Chapter 22 M. Word Bank of Exceptions to Spelling Rules Chapter 23 N. Source List for Writing Memory Tricks for Spellings of Homonyms Chapter 24 O.Student Worksheet for Spelling Correctly "their," "there," "they're," "to," "too," and "two" Chapter 25 P. Source List for Writing Memory Tricks for Spellings of Words Often Confused Chapter 26 Q. List of Words that Have Interesting Entomologies Chapter 27 R. Student Worksheet for Guessing the Meanings of Vocabulary Words Used in Context Chapter 28 S. Noun, Verb, Adjective, and Adverb Suffixes Chapter 29 T. Words that Each Have a Minimum of Four Grammatical Forms Chapter 30 U. Word Web Generating from the Roots "-Spec-," "-Spect-," and "-Spic-" Chapter 31 V. Magniloquence Word List