Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Language arts (Primary);
This article describes how one teacher integrated some explicit spelling instruction in her first-grade balanced literacy classroom. The purpose for this article is to give an overview of the latest research concerning issues that affect spelling instruction and describe activities that can be used to teach children strategies for effective word study. The spelling program described in this article provided students with a purposeful way to study words and provided them with authentic writing experiences. The conclusion states a need for a balance between authentic reading and writing and purposeful word study.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Penny L. Beed
1 PDF file (34 pages)
©1999 Michele Smith
Smith, Michele, "Integrating Spelling Instruction in a First-Grade Balanced Literacy Classroom" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1549.