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ERIC Number: EJ794233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Spelling Pronunciations: Transforming Irregularity into Regularity
Landerl, Karin; Thaler, Verena; Reitsma, Pieter
Learning and Instruction, v18 n3 p295-308 Jun 2008
In a 10-day training, the efficacy of spelling pronunciations on German speaking 5th-graders' spelling skills for irregular words was examined. Poor spellers were less efficient in learning the spelling pronunciations than age-adequate spellers. On post-tests, 1 week after the last training day and between 5 and 12 weeks after post-test 1, poor and age-adequate spellers spelled significantly more words correctly than matched control groups that received a comparable training without spelling pronunciations. Thus, spelling pronunciations provide an efficient means for the build-up of stable, phonologically underpinned orthographic representations for irregular word spellings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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