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Keywords

Language and languages--Orthography and spelling--Study and teaching (Middle school);

Abstract

In this literature review, the author explored research studies and literature about literacy to learn more about spelling instruction. Although much research has been done in the area of spelling instruction, little has changed in spelling instruction in the typical middle school classroom (Templeton, 2002a).

This review gives a brief overview of the basic composition of the English language and the history of the teaching of spelling in the United States. Research is reviewed that deals with the acquisition of spelling based on the developmental spelling continuum (Bear, Invemizzi, Templeton & Johnston, 1996). The author explored the connection between reading, writing, and spelling.

As a result of this exploration, a program was designed to teach students spelling at their developmental spelling level. Explicit strategy instruction is utilized in this design to allow students to form inductive conclusions about spelling patterns and strategies.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 50 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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