Spelling Progress Bulletin. Contents.

SPB was edited and published by Newell W Tune in California, 1961-1983. See Bulletin Riters and Bulletin Topics. He issued an Anthology of SPB articles in Spelling Reform: A Comprehensive Survey.
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Spring 1970. Volume X, No. 1. pdf file 289kb
1. Book Review: High School 1980, ed by Dr Alvin C. Eurich.
2. Listening and Speaking Machines, by Ivor Darreg.
3. Teaching Rover to Read, by Brenna Lorenz.
4. What Phonics Should We Teach?, by J. M. Smith.
5. How to Save Time, Space and Material in Writing, by Kingsley Read.
7. Laterality Characteristics and Reading, by Margaret M. Clark.
9. Nonsense Prose as a Test of the Efficiency of a Fonetic Spelling System, by N. Tune.
10. Duke of Edinburgh Interview, by Richard Baker, BBC.
11. Upsetting the Alphabet Cart - a Rejoinder, by Helen Bowyer.
12. The Ditch, by Frank T. Du Feu.
13. Automation for Libraries, by Ivor Darreg.
16. A Gradual Means of Making a Minimal Change in our Spelling, by N. W. Tune.
18. What is Reading, by Helen Bonnema, Ed.D.
Book Review:
   19. Programmed Illiteracy in our Schools, by Mary Johnson.
20. Voluntary Reform, by Provurbial Jorje.

Summer 1970. Volume X, No. 2. pdf file 336kb
1. Letters to 'The Teacher', and from teachers.
2. GBS and the ABC, by Barbara Smoker.
4. The Riddle of the Alphabet, by Aldo Lavagnini.
5. The Real Problem of Spelling Reform, by Newell W. Tune.
6. Origin Astronomic del Alfabeto, by Aldo Lavagnini.
9. Babies write a new social code, by Ann Pacey.
11. A Black Mark for Teacher, by Ann Pacey.
13. Touching all bases, by Lewis H. Boyle.
14. Automation for Libraries, part 2, by Ivor Darreg.
17. Readability - an analysis of what it is, by Newell W. Tune.

Fall 1970. Volume X, No. 3. pdf file 490kb
1. Announcement: In this issue ...
2. Abstract, acknowledgements.
2. I, The Problem and Definitions used.
3. II, Review of the Literature.
4. The Alphabet: Origin and Evolution.
4. Phonetic Spelling and Spelling Reform.
5. The Teaching of Reading.
6. III, History of Methods of Teaching Beginning Reading.
7. The Alphabet Method.
7. The Phonetic Method.
8. The Whole Word, or Look-and-say Method.
10. Some Modern Approaches to Phonics Instruction.
10. The Linguistic Approach, Single-Letter Phonics.
11. IV, Early Attempts at Spelling Reform, & Supplementing the Alphabet as an Aid in Teaching Reading
11. Attempts at Reform Prior to 1850. John Hart.
12. Samuel Johnson. Benjamin Franklin. Noah Webster.
15. Later Reforms: Middle 19th Century to 1965. Sir Isaac Pitman.
16. Benn Pitman.
19. American Experiments. Mark Twain and Spelling Reform.
20. The Simplified Spelling Board.
21. G. B. Shaw and the Alphabet.
23. Zachrisson's Alphabet.Nue Speling.
25. Writing by Sound.
List of Figures:
13. 1. John Hart's Alphabet designed to make spelling more regular and reading simpler.
13. 2. The first "Pitman Alphabet," developed by Sir Isaac Pitman and Alexander J. Ellic, 1844.
14. 3. Dr. Benjamin Franklin's Reformed Alphabet, 1768.
17. 4. Larisun's "Fonotipi," proposed in 1895.
22. 5. Spelling Reform Association Phonetic Alphabet, 1928.
24. 6. Phonetic Alphabet developed by Dr Helen Bonnema for pre-reading instruction in Kindergarten and First Grade, the "Dictionary Key," 1964.
26. 7. Sir Isaac Pitman's Alphabet No. 4. Jan. 1847.
26. 8. Sir James Pitman's Initial Teaching Alphabet, 1964.

Winter 1970. Volume X, No. 4. pdf file 463kb
1. Editor's comments.
V, Sir James Pitman and the Initial Teaching Alphabet.
2. Sec. I, Reasons for development. Sec. II, The alphabet.
3. Sec. III, The British experiment.
4. Planning and beginning the experiment.
4. Making the transition to T.O.
5. Sec. IV, Experiments in the United States.
6. The Lehigh workshop, plans for the experiment.
6. The Bethlehem experiment.
7. i/t/a & the child with low socioeconomic status.
8. Independent writing and spelling.
9. Transition at Bethlehem.
10. 2nd year of i/t/a at Bethlehem.
10. Sec. V, Other experiments.
11. Kindergarten and i/t/a. i/t/a and special groups, remedial.
12. i/t/a and the general public.
12. Sec. VI, Summary and conclusions. Summary.
13. Conclusions. Sec. A. Bibliography-books.
14. Sec. B. Bibliography-periodicals.
15. Sec. C. Learned societies & other miscel. sources.
Appendix A:
15. One teacher's experience with an i.t.a. first grade class.
16. Description of the class.
18. Beginning the alphabet.
22. Examples of children's writings.
24. Conclusions.
Appendix B:
24. Library books used for free Reading.

Spring 1971. Volume XI, No. 1. pdf file 203kb
1. Announcements of events.
2. Obsolete Words - do they indicate a trend, by Newell W. Tune.
3. A Guide for Spelling Reformers, by Newell W. Tune.
4. More Homophones, a sequel to Homophones, Homographs & Heterographs - the deceitful words of English, by Newell W. Tune.
16. What Must We Change? by Gil Stevenson.
17. English - for the World, by Ali Fiumedoro.
17. Introspection or Retrospection, by Newell W. Tune.
18. Temple Buell College Summer Workshops.
20. Advertisement. World language. Sistemizd English.

Summer 1971. Volume XI, No. 2. pdf file 307kb
1. Simplified Spelling Society Resolution.
2. The Road to Better Spelling, by Raymond E. Laurita.
4. Ex Post Facto Deliberatio, by A. Lloyd James.
5. Phonics vs. Look-Say: is the end in sight?, by Raymond E. Laurita.
9. British and B. C. Teachers agree i. t. a. is better, by John Downing.
13. Homophones in a Reformed Spelling, by Harry Lindgren.
15. Az we see it, by Leo G. Davis.
Our Readers Write Us:
   17. Research Needed, by Ivor Darreg.
   17. Spelling Reform in European Countries, by K. G. Aberdeen.
   18. Guide lines for Spelling Reformers, by Ira B. Collins.
   20. A New Approach, by S. S. Eustace.
20. Just in Case, by Inez George Gridley.

Fall 1971. Volume XI, No. 3. pdf file 402kb
1. ITA Foundation announces new funds, and expanded program.
2. Reading and Spelling -- How are they Related? by Harvie Barnard.
3. Dr. Frank C. Laubach, Crusader Against Illiteracy, obituary.
4. The Law of the Letter, by Louis Foley.
5. Toward Mastery of Spelling, by Mary Johnson.
6. Reasoning, Rhetoric and 'Rithmetic -- the Essential 3 R's, by William W. Murphy.
7. Initial Teaching Alphabet: Results after Six Years, by John Downing.
9. The Spelling Blues, by Earl Wilson.
10. Something of What Reading Means, by Louis Foley.
12. The History of Spelling Reform in Russia, by John E. Chappell, Jr.
Book Reviews by Helen Bonnema:
   14. Linguistics in the Elementary School, by Paul S. Anderson.
   16. Effective Teaching of Reading, by A. J. Harris & Edward R. Sipay.
Our Readers Write Us:
   17. Pride and Prejudice, by Ivor Darreg.
   17. Intermediate Vowels?, by Fred C. Wingfield.
   18. i.t.a. and Spelling Reform, by William J. Reed.
   18. Orthagrafik Reform, by Leo G. Davis.
   19. A Parallel Language, by S. S. Eustace.
   20. Abbreviated Block Letters, by Reg. Deans.

Winter 1971. Volume XI, No. 4. pdf file 278kb
1. Editorial. Plea for increased circulation to cover costs.
2. Understanding the Negro Child's Reading Problems, by Gertrude Hildreth.
6. Survey of Reading Methods Courses Probes the Extent of Preservice Requirements by Harold H. Roeder.
8. On 'Spelling' and 'Spelling Reform', by Wm. Haas.
11. A Glance Toward Norway, by Helen Bonnema.
13. To All Spelling Reformers - Regimen Essentiale, by Newell W. Tune.
Book Reviews, by N. W. Tune and Helen Bonnema:
   14. NewsBook in Reading Instruction, by Sandra M. Brown.
   17. The New Horizon Ladder Dictionary, by John Robert Shaw and Janet Shaw.
   17. Alphabets for English, by Wm. Haas.
   17. Phono-graphic Translation, by Wm. Haas.
   18. Case Book on Reading Disability, by Albert J. Harris.
Our Readers Write Us:
   19. i.t.a. and Spelling Reform, by Gertrude Hildreth.
   19. A light in the Night - SR 1, by Dr. Douglas Everingham, M.P.
   19. How Americans are Classified, by S. G. Stewart.
   20. is the i.t.a. the Ultimate?, by Wm. Haas.
   20. Nonsense Prose as a Test for Efficiency, by Kingsley Read.

Spring 1972. Volume XII, No. 1. pdf file 284kb
1. The Quelling Fear of Wording by Dr. D. N. Everingham, M.P.
2. The Story of Spelling Reform in Turkey, by Gertrude Hildreth.
5. HOW to Learn to Spell, by E. D. Smelt.
8. Is: Improvement in Reading a Major Goal of Schools? by Harvie Barnard.
9. The Consequences of Serious Reading Problems, for the child, the school, and society, by Harvie Barnard.
10. The History of Writing and Disputes about Reading, by Roger Brown.
Book Reviews:
   17. How to Increase Reading Ability, by Albert J. Harris.
   18. English Spelling, Roadblock to Reading, by Godfrey Dewey.
Letters to the Editor:
   19. Wurld Inglish for the European Common Market, by H. S. Wilkinson.
   20. The Politics of Spelling by Dr. Douglas N. Everingham, M.P.
   20. Comments on the Winter Issue, by Leo G. Davis.

Summer 1972. Volume XII, No. 2. pdf file 279kb
1. George Bernard Shaw and the Alphabet.
2. English Versus the Near-East Languages, by Helen Bonnema.
3. Improving our Understanding of the Decoding-Encoding Relationship, by Raymond E. Laurita.
5. Children Learn What they Live, by Dorothy Law Nolte.
6. Spelling Difficulty - a Survey of the Research, by Leonard S. Cahen, Marlys J. Craun, and Susan K. Johnson.
11. Ways the I.R.A. can Encourage Orthographic Reform, by Helen Bonnema - an interview with Millard Black, President Elect, I.R.A.
13. The Whimsical W, by Lewis H. Boyle.
Book reviews, by Newell W. Tune:
   14. Approaches to Beginning Reading, by Robert C. Aukerman.
   15. Teaching Reading to Bilingual Children, by Ellen C. Henderson.
Our readers write us:
   15. Enquiry from India, by H. V. Bharadwaj.
   15. Spelling Changes in Various Countries, by Donald L. Humphries.
   15. Legislation for Reform, by E. F. Darling.
   16. An Answer to "The Folly of Spelling Reform", by D. L. Humphries.
   16. Proposed Changes in the th-symbol, by N. W. Tune.
17. System 2 and the Letter Yer, by Dr. Edward F. Weir.
18. Pronunciation in the Past, a historical pronouncing vocabulary, by S. S. Eustace.
20. Simplified Spelling Society Announcement.

Fall 1972. Volume XII, No. 3. pdf file 265kb
1. An Appeal to ask for a Congress Bill.
2. A Re-examination of W. R. Lee's "Spelling Irregularity and Reading Difficulty in English" by John Downing.
4. "Reading," an Uncomplex and Useful Definition/Explanation, by Harvie Barnard.
5. Direct Consequences of Serious Reading Problems in the Schools, by Harvie Barnard.
6. Factors which have hitherto led to Failure of Attempts to Reform English Spelling, (essay) by William J. Reed.
14. Language Reform in the Netherlands, by Helen Bonnema.
Book Review, by Gertrude Hildreth:
   15. The American Heritage Word Frequency Book.
17. For Beauty in Speech, by Dianna Adler.
Our Readers Write Us:
   18. Printing and Phonetics, by Ivor Darreg.
   18. The International Aspects, by Harold C. Luth.
   19. Quo Vadis, by Kingsley Read.
   20. An Appeal to English Teachers, by A. T. Kumarasawmy.
   20. Teaching Devices, by Carl E. Crona.
   20. How Many Symbols? by Claus C. Gerber.

Winter 1972. Volume XII, No. 4. pdf file 410kb
1. China pushes the teaching of the phonetic Roman alphabet. Simplifying the Arabic Language.
2. I.R.A. reports on: The National Right to Read Program.
2. Report on Education Research, by USOE.
3. Prejudice and Fear! Political Intrigue in School Textbooks, by Russell Kirk.
3. The Etymological Barrier, by Frank T. Du Feu.
4. Basic Problems in Education: Reading, Spelling & Communication, by Harvie Barnard.
5. sliŋz and arrœs by John Downing.
7. Reading Instruction: Chaotic or Utopian, by Emmett A. Betts.
11. The Problems Before us in Reforming our Spelling, by Thomas R. Lounsbury.
Book Reviews:
   16. Diserroneosospellingitis Dissertations.
Our Readers Write Us:
   17. This and That, by Reg. Deans.
   17. Some notes on Afrikaans, by Cecil R. Moore.
   17. "SR-1 Used", by Robert Mayhew.
   18. Where and How, by Harry Lindgren.
   19. Challenged! by Kingsley Read.
20. Fonemic Spelling Council, successor to Simpler Spelling Association.

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