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ERIC Number: EJ799173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8438
A Window into Early Literacy: Exploring the Cognitive and Linguistic Underpinnings of Invented Spelling
Ouellette, Gene P.; Senechal, Monique
Scientific Studies of Reading, v12 n2 p195-219 Apr 2008
Children's early spelling attempts (invented spellings) and underlying component skills were evaluated in a sample (N = 115) of 5-year-old children. Letter-sound knowledge and phoneme awareness were shown to be important predictors of invented spelling performance in this age group. The results also showed associations between invented spelling and measures of orthographic awareness and morphological processing. The findings support the view that invented spelling is a developmentally complex and important early literacy skill that involves phonemic awareness, letter sound knowledge, and other oral language skills and orthographic knowledge. (Contains 6 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada