Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The problem of spelling has concerned educators since the late nineteenth century. "How well children learn to spell is affected by what is done in reading, in written work, in handwriting, in speaking, in addition to what is done in periods devoted specifically to spelling. Recognizing the fact that spelling is an integral part of the many facets of language, considerable amounts of research have been compiled taking many different approaches. Leonard Cahen (1971) in his survey of the research of spelling difficulties cited more than 100 studies just in the area of attempting to predict spelling difficulty. Those did not even focus, as other studies have, on characteristics of good and poor spellers, methods of spelling instruction, relationships of spelling and reading abilities, etc. This vast amount of research has revealed a few factors accepted as attributable to spelling success, but many questions are still unanswered or are in general disagreement.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of School Administration and Personnel Services
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©1981 Kathleen Ann Callen
Callan, Kathleen Ann, "A study of the effect of programmed reading vs. basal reading on spelling achievement" (1981). Graduate Research Papers. 2144.