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Spelling in Use: Looking Closely at Spelling in Whole Language Classrooms

by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Wood Ray

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Spelling in Use: Looking Closely at Spelling in Whole Language Classrooms

Grades K – 8
Type Book
Pages 129
Published January 1996
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



Laminack and Wood describe, in accessible and lively prose, both the theoretical foundations and the practical details of whole language classrooms.

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Laminack, Lester L., and Katie Wood. 1996. Spelling in Use. Urbana, IL: NCTE.


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