International Literacy Day – September 8. See these ozideas pages on literacy, Reading Cribs, education and spelling.
International literacy days don’t stop at September 8
2011, Yule, Valerie ‘Recent developments which affect spelling. On the possibility of removing the unnecessary difficulties in English spelling, while leaving the basic appearance of English print intact.’ English Today, 107, vol 27, No 3. Sept 2011, pp 62-67 http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A839oLF6
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~ozideas/spelling.htm#word Can you spell? The best of us may not be perfect.
1986. The design of spelling to meet needs & abilities. Harvard Educational Review. 56.3. 278 – 297. http://www.hepg.org/her/abstract/489http://www.ozreadandspell.com.au/ Half-hour cartoon video of what it helps to know to learn to read and spell, from the beginning.
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~ozideas/literacy.htm is a home page for many pages –http://home.vicnet.net.au/~ozideas/spmisspells.htm The Book of Spells and Misspells. A funny and comprehensive treasury of spelling
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~ozideas/educ.htm Home page for lots of ideas about teaching and learning.