ERIC Number: ED189579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Spelling: Rules versus Learning Strategies.
Coughlan, Georgiana F.
A twelve-hour spelling class was held over one weekend at California State University, Dominguez Hills. During this course, students were helped to discover their own spelling difficulties and were introduced to a wide variety of materials and strategies, including spelling nonsense words, effective dictionary use, vocabulary building, the study of word families, the study of pronunciation-related errors, and the use of memory aids. Emphasis was placed on the fact that English spelling is both phonemic and morphemic. Results of the analysis of spelling done by the class members indicated that they relied on visual analogy with words they knew rather than on rules. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (13th, San Francisco, CA, March 27-30, 1980).