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ERIC Number: ED384866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Invented Spelling: What Is the Problem? The Misconceptions of Whole Language Teachers.
Rivaldo, Renee
Since phonemic awareness is a crucial element in the invented spelling process, a survey of 15 whole language teachers determined the standpoint of phonemic awareness in the philosophy of whole language teachers. The 15 teachers, all 5 kindergarten and 10 first-grade teachers in a school district in western New York, were administered a 16-item Likert-type survey. Results indicated that: (1) teachers believed that invented spelling is a developmental process; (2) the teachers failed to provide a supporting environment for emergent spellers; and (3) teachers also failed to support their belief in invented spelling with class activities. Findings suggest that whole language teachers need to extend their lessons to touch upon phonemic awareness. (Contains nine references, five figures of data, and sample lessons and class activities. The survey instrument is attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York