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ERIC Number: ED045653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 133
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The Effects of Searching for Spelling Errors on Spelling Consciousness and Achievement.
Valmont, William Jennings
To determine whether spelling consciousness and spelling achievement would be increased if students located and corrected words they had misspelled in their creative writing, 225 fifth-grade pupils wrote twice a week for 6 weeks, assuming responsibility for correcting their own errors. They were divided into three groups: the "margin" group, whose errors were indicated by checkmarks placed in the margin; the "above" group, whose errors were indicated by checkmarks placed above misspelled words; and the "control" group, who received textbook spelling instruction. Findings, based on an intelligence test, two Spelling Consciousness tests created by the investigator, and spelling sub-tests from two Stanford Achievement tests, were that (1) the adjusted means of the Spelling Consciousness Post-Tests of the "control" and the "above" groups were not significantly different from one another, but they differed significantly from the means of the "margin" group; and (2) no adjusted group means differed significantly in the post-tests of spelling achievement or the post-measurements of errors made or corrected. (Author/JMC)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Delaware