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ERIC Number: ED306548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Some Spelling Strategies of Young Children on the Microcomputer.
Moxley, Roy A.; Warash, Bobbie
Working with three preschool children for nine weeks, a study examined effects on children's spelling when certain ways of employing various computer features are used within the context of a language experience approach. Each Monday and Friday the children were pretested and posttested on four spelling words dictated by the researcher. After Monday's pretest, the children worked with an adult for about five minutes on one of the computer programs for presenting the words. They continued working on the same words in the same programs from Monday through Thursday and were given printouts of the pictures and words they produced. Spelling strategies included preliterate "random" sequences, immediate responses in direct copying, delayed responses in studying a word before it vanished, oral and manual rehearsal, and visual and phonological spelling strategies. These three case studies showed several examples of stronger visual influences on spellings at an earlier stage of spelling development than has been reported with paper and pencil spellings. Overall, results suggested that serious consideration should be given to having children do their spelling on the computer. (One table of data and two figures are included.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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