Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Patrick Moran


This paper is intended as a practical guide to presenting selected areas o£ spelling problematic £or ESL students and native English speakers. The focus is on the history o£ the English language and comparison with other Indo-European languages as a means of clarifying English spelling "idiosyncrasies”.

The study begins with an explanation of the historical and comparative viewpoint and suggestions for its application. The chapters are presented in lesson format and followed by several activity possibilities. The appendices provide a compendium of background information and classroom materials relating to the individual chapters. The glossary and annotated bibliography are provided for further reference.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | International and Comparative Education