Children Books:

· “Where Words Come From” by Jack Umstatter 

· “Talk About English”, by Janet Klausner

· “Eat Your Words: A Fascinating Look at the Language of Food” by Charlotte Jones

· "Sorpresas en palabras" por Krystyna Libura y Gabriel López Garza   



Links:

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/story-of-english/

http://www.takeourword.com

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/language.htm

http://www.mysteriesofvernacular.com/pants.html

http://www.cal.org

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/how-spelling-supports-reading

http://pages.towson.edu/duncan/orthography1/orthography1.htm

http://pages.towson.edu/duncan/Orthography2/Orthography2.htm

http://etimologias.dechile.net  (Spanish)

A 3rd grade teacher's Etymology unit:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2012/10/exploring-etymologies-stories-our-words


Reads:

Essinger, James. (2007). Spellbound: the surprising origins and astonishing secrets of   

            English spelling. New York: Random House


Freeman, D.E., Freeman, Y.S. (2004). Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to

Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar. New Hampshire: Heinmann


Fillmore, L.W., & Snow, C. (2000). What teachers need to know about language.

McHenry, IL, and Washington, DC: Delta Systems and Center for Applied Linguistics.


Johnston, F.R.  (2000), Spelling Exceptions: Problems or Possibilities? The Reading

Teacher. Vol. 54, No. 4,pp. 372-378


Joshi, M., Treiman, R., Carreker, S., & Moats, L.C. (2008/2009) How words cast their

spell: Spelling is an integral part of learning the language, not a matter of memorization. American Educator, 32(4), 6-16, 42-43.


Moats, L. C. (2005/2006, winter). How spelling supports reading: And why it is

more regular and predictable than you may think. American Educator, 29(4), 12–22, 42–43.


Reed, D. K. (2012). Why teach spelling?  Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation,

Center on Instruction.


Wong-Fillmore, L. and Snow, C. (2000). What teachers need to know about language.

Washington D. C.: U. S. Department of Education, Office of Educational 





     

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