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ERIC Number: ED049232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 359
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Phonetic Generalizations to Aid Spelling Instruction at the Fifth-Grade Level.
Warren, John Howard
A set of five orthographic generalizations was selected, taught, and reviewed at the fifth-grade level in an attempt to reduce spelling errors in unknown but commonly used English words. During a 6-week period, an experimental group of 95 students was given a series of exercises designed to develop spelling principles, and a control group received regular instruction. An analysis of two final tests of spelling achievement given to both groups revealed that (1) a knowledge of the five generalizations did not result in marked spelling improvement, (2) final spelling achievement was not related to differences among pupils in development of phonetic- and structural-analysis abilities, in auditory discrimination ability, or in mental age, and (3) in both groups, the achievement of girls was statistically superior. (Author/JM)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education