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ERIC Number: ED309391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 44
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The Function of Children's Invented Spelling in Spelling Instruction.
Heying, Judith
This paper examines current literature on invented spelling and analyzes its value and use in the course of formal spelling instruction. The paper is divided into four sections which (1) examine the evolution of the term invented spelling; (2) detail spelling strategies and the stages of spelling development; (3) show the relationship between invented spelling and standard spelling instruction; and (4) present some applications to second grade spelling instruction. It includes a 30-item annotated bibliography. The paper recommends that interested adults encourage creative writing for children as a way to explore and develop spelling strategies, accept and encourage invented spelling in all stages of development, and become familiar enough with the stages of spelling development and invented spelling to understand the child's reasoning behind it. The paper also recommends the use of teacher-generated spelling lists based on student need and use. Thirty-seven references are attached. (MG)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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