Question: Is there much interest in teaching spelling today? (1974)?
Answer: “From this study it can be inferred that educators have lost interest and neglected the study and teaching of Spelling. There seems to little utilization of the knowledge acquired through years of experience and research.” BL Criscoe. 1974. P. 398.
Comment: Is the same true in 2012? Misspellings hurt academically and socially. With spell-checks on the computer, it’s too easy to ignore spelling. We can predict misspellings. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English: January 1, 1974 to June 30, 1974.” Daniel J Dieterich. Research in the Teaching of English (Winter 1974), 396-422.