The Guinta spelling kit
McPeake, Joyce Guinta
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The purpose of this study was to construct a spelling kit to improve the spelling of pupils in the secondary school. The Guinta Spelling Kit was the result of the writer's review of the literature on spelling to find a method, presentation of materials, word list, and evaluative technique which would best suit the individual needs of pupils. Pupils are able to teach and test themselves with the following material contained in the Kit: 1. Dictation Pre-test of twenty sentences using Pollock's forty words most frequently misspelled in high school and in college. 2. Student Notebook containing: a. "How to Succeed in Spelling with the Guinta Spelling Kit!" b. "Record of Dictation Pre-Test" c. "Words I Will Learn to Spell" d. "Letter to Student" e. "Directions for Using the G. S. K. Workbook" f. "Synonym Context Test" g. "Answer Key for the Synonym Context Test" h. "Progress Chart." 3. The G. S. K. Workbook, a programmed instruction workbook which uses a multi-method to learn to spell Pollock's forty words. Students are to construct written responses in at least nine linear frames which require: a. Seeing each word in context b. Learning a definition for each word c. Dividing each word into syllables d. Learning the origin of each word e. Saying each word f. Using each word in an original sentence. 4. Teacher's Handbook listing: a. "Introduction" b. "Materials in the Guinta Spelling Kit" c. "Basic Steps of the Guinta Spelling Kit" d. "What Does the Teacher Do?"
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