ERIC Number: ED192353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-31
The Occurrence of Selected Features in Elementary Spelling Texts. Technical Note.
Gentry, Larry A.
The purpose of this study was to focus on features of spelling textbook instruction that were not included in an earlier investigation. This paper presents data gathered from further analysis of the same seven commercial series used in the previous assessment and discusses the scope and sequence of major instructional categories. The following selected categories, given minimal treatment in the earlier study, are subjected to a thorough analysis: (1) consonant clusters, (2) irregular words, (3) compound words, (4) homophones, (5) abbreviations, (6) contractions, and (7) syllabication processes. More than half the paper consists of appendixes that identify the seven spelling series studied, the grade level distribution of spelling elements in the seven series, the focus of exercises for grades one through six, and the occurrence of each of the seven selected categories in three or more series. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.