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ERIC Number: ED046668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
Using the Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic-Tactile Technique to Solve Spelling Problems in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms.
Taschow, Horst G.
Deficiencies in spelling ability are present in varying degrees among elementary and secondary school students. Often these deficiencies are accompanied by related reading difficulties. As a means of combating spelling difficulties and thereby also of combating reading difficulties, it is suggested that the visual-auditory-kinesthetic-tactile (VAKT) approach be used in learning to spell. Originally designed by Grace Fernald, the method provides multimedia exposure through sight, hearing, and touching. Six steps to be followed in using the VAKT method are (1) inspect the whole word to be learned, (2) pronounce or enunciate the whole word, (3) write the whole word while pronouncing each syllable, (4) dot the "i's" and cross the "t's" in the left to right sequence, (5) pronounce each syllable and underline it, and (6) pronounce the whole word again. Reports of the use of the VAKT method seem to indicate that it is a valuable means of learning to spell and that its value might well transfer to other reading skills. References are included. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Univ., Regina.