ERIC Number: ED154400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Studies in Spelling: Theory and Practice.
Block, Karen K.
One cognitive theory of spelling states that the spelling of words can be produced in one of three ways, depending on the amount and kind of information stored in the memory about a particular word. Assuming this theory as a foundation, this study reviewed two forms of computer assisted instruction developed in an effort to build an instructional theory for teaching spelling. One instructional mode stressed memory structure while the other permitted practice in the generation of spelling patterns. A key component in both was the assumption of a phoneme generator, or lists of spelling patterns that are associated with the phonemes they spell. Analysis of the data regarding the children's performance in both programs supports the basic cognitive theory and supplies significant information on the various stages of the learning process: encoding, rehearsal, and entry into long-term memory. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, D. C., September 1976)