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Post by Ali Atri on November 1, 2013

can I have the slides for this class please?

Spelling Basics

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • History of Spelling 0:19
    • English Uses Roman Phonetic Alphabet Designed to Represent Latin Sounds
    • Writers 'Sounded Out' Words and Different Accents Produced Different Spellings
    • The Standard for Spelling After the Norman Conquest of 1066
    • Advent of Printing in 1400's and An Explosion of Documentation, Reading, and Writing
    • London English Became the Basis of Standard Spelling
    • The Great English Vowel Shift of the 1500's and The Creation of the Silent E
    • Bible Translated to English King James Version of 1611 Had Impact on Spelling
    • Nonstandard Spelling Slows Down Silent Reading
    • 1700's Rise of Dictionaries and The First Dictionary by Samuel Johnson
    • Noah Webster Created a Standard Dictionary of American Spellings
    • Spelling Reform Movements Have Little Effect After Dictionary
    • English Speakers Adopt American Variations of British Spelling in United States
    • Languages Change All The Time
  • Why Spelling Matters 7:52
    • Spelling Is a Regional And Cultural Identifier
    • Good Spelling is Considered a Mark of Good Education
    • Bad Spelling Makes Writing More Difficult to Understand
    • Bad Spelling Is Unprofessional
  • Ways to Improve Your Spelling 9:06
    • Read
    • Play Word Games
    • Use Mnemonics
    • Spell-Check