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ERIC Number: EJ1098111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0502
Spelling Instruction in the Primary Grades: Teachers' Beliefs, Practices, and Concerns
Doyle, Antoinette; Zhang, Jing; Mattatall, Chris
Reading Horizons, v54 n2 Article 2 p1-34 2015
This study examined Canadian teachers' beliefs, practices and concerns about spelling instruction in the primary grades. Data from surveys (n = 56) indicated that most teachers believe that spelling is important and plan for spelling instruction. For most teachers, the spelling words and activities used, and the instructional resources they chose, reflected an attempt to incorporate both holistic and traditional approaches to instruction. Teachers reported that substantial numbers of children experience difficulty with spelling. They suggested that greater emphasis be placed on defining spelling outcomes in the curriculum, as well as on teacher education and resources for teaching spelling to diverse learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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