Open Access Graduate Research Paper
English language--Orthography and spelling--Study and teaching; Phonetic spelling--Study and teaching;
This article is an overview of word sorts and word study that has evolved from research in developmental spelling. The five stages of developmental spelling are described. Analysis of four students' writing samples from a second grade classroom was utilized in this study. Spelling inventories from Words Their Way were used three times throughout the year to evaluate developmental stages of spelling. This alternative approach to spelling instruction, including word sorting, writing sorts, speed sorts, and word hunts is discussed in this article.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Rick C. Traw
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c2003 Elizabeth Ann Overstake
Overstake, Elizabeth Ann, "Developmental spelling instruction through word study" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1310.