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ERIC Number: ED049226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 101
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An Investigation of Spelling Patterns.
Rieck, Billie Jo Daugherty
The purpose of this study was to (1) find if spelling approaches could be isolated and classified by the use of the JDR Spelling Checklist (an interview-type questionnaire); (2) determine the incidence of approach--visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or combination--used by students in spelling new words; (3) see if a relationship existed between the approach used and such factors as grade, intelligence, and sex; and (4) compare the ability to spell new words with the ability to recognize the written symbol which indicates the pronunciation of a word. A total of 480 boys and girls in grades 3, 6, 9, and 12, each in one of three IQ groups, were given spelling and recognition lists of new or rarely used words, and a checklist which elicited the approach to spelling used by the subjects. Some findings were that students predominately used an auditory approach to spelling; that grade level and IQ affected the incidence of the approach used, while sex differences did not affect the overall score; that, in spelling new words, students appeared unable to evaluate correctness; and that a positive correlation existed between the ability to spell new words and to recognize correct pronunciations and written symbols from pronunciations. (Author/MF)
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