ERIC Number: ED103885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
The Effects of Attempting Spelling Before Feedback on Spelling Acquisition and Retention.
Blumberg, Phyllis; Block, Karen K.
In this study, students learned difficult to spell words by one of three different teaching methods. They saw the correct spelling before attempting it, they attempted to spell the word once before seeing the correct spelling, or they attempted to spell the word several times prior to viewing the correct spelling. Results showed that attempting to spell words before viewing them facilitated acquisition of the words. The teaching methods did not differentially influence long term retention measured at two and six weeks following training. The locus of effects of these training methods was found in initial acquisition rather than retention. (Author/TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)