ERIC Number: ED334552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Spelling in the Low Level Reader through Computer-Aided Instruction and Computer-Managed Instruction.
Bollman, Betty L.
To raise the spelling test scores of the lowest-level readers and poorest spellers in a third grade class, a practicum developed and implemented a spelling improvement program. Various strategies were implemented to allow for different learning modalities. Multi-sensory activities, computer managed instruction, and computer assisted instruction were used to reinforce letter-sound relationships and improve contextual understanding of the words. Improved reading scores as a by-product of spelling improvement was measured. The Sucher-Allred Word Recognition Test as a pre- and post-test measured reading growth. Results indicated increased achievement in spelling for 100% of the target group. Reading advancement was measurable in 4 of the 8 students, while areas of growth were measurable in the other 4 students. Increased understanding and experience with spelling words had a definite impact on the success of the target students' spelling. (Twelve references and 6 appendixes--containing unit cloze paragraphs, unit crossword puzzles, unit word searches, the word recognition test, student research scores, and a software evaluation form--are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Sucher Allred Word Recognition Test
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.