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ERIC Number: ED030645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 5
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Research on Spelling and Phonetics.
Groff, Patrick
Education, v89 n2 p132-35 Nov-Dec 1968
Recent research supports the theory that "phonetic knowledges and skills play an important part in spelling ability." Six research studies indicated a high and moderately high correlation between spelling skills and phonetic knowledge. Studies to determine whether or not the special teaching of phonetics would improve students' spelling achievements have shown less agreement, but nine out of 15 studies found improvement in spelling achievement. The researchers who reported their procedural techniques emphasized simplified spelling, derivatives, or activities centered "round teaching speech sounds in parts of words and discrimination of phonetic elements. To test whether a modified use of such techniques would improve spelling, students were given a phonetics lesson instead of the regular Wednesday spelling test for one semester. Results indicated that middle-grade pupils in this experimental program made somewhat greater spelling gains than did matched groups in the customary program. (LH)
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