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ERIC Number: EJ793081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
My eSorts and Digital Extensions of Word Study
Zucker, Tricia A.; Invernizzi, Marcia
Reading Teacher, v61 n8 p654-658 May 2008
"My eSorts" is a strategy for helping children learn to read and spell in a socially motivated context. It is based on developmental spelling research and the word study approach to teaching phonics and spelling. "eSorting" employs digital desktop publishing tools that allow children to author their own electronic word sorts and then share these eSorts with their classmates at the classroom computer center. This article outlines the rationale for using digital extensions of word study and describes findings from a formative study that explored the effectiveness of eSorts with a group of first graders. The exploratory project suggests eSorts may help students solidify knowledge of spelling features while also fostering a positive attitude toward literacy. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A