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ERIC Number: EJ877521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Use of Sounding Out to Improve Spelling in Young Children
Mann, Tracie B.; Bushell, Don, Jr.; Morris, Edward K.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n1 p89-93 Spr 2010
We examined the effects of teaching 5 typically developing elementary students to sound out their spelling words while writing them using the cover-copy-compare (CCC) method to practice spelling. Each student's posttest performance following practice with sounding out was compared to that student's posttest performance following practice with no sounding out. For every student, posttest accuracy was higher following practice with sounding out, indicating that it is an effective and easily implemented strategy to improve spelling instruction. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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