The development of a handbook of invented spelling in the primary classroom

Cook, Andrea Marie (1990) The development of a handbook of invented spelling in the primary classroom. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The Department of Education of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, through the development of new primary language guidelines, is establishing guidelines regarding the invented spellings used by primary students in their writings. A review of the literature on invented spelling indicates the necessity of teachers understanding the developmental nature of invented spelling and knowing how to react to invented spelling when responding to children's writing. -- In 1988, the researcher distributed a survey/questionnaire to primary teachers of the Avalon Consolidated School Board, Avalon North Integrated School Board, Conception Bay South Integrated School Board and the Roman Catholic School Board for St. John's. The questionnaire contained 18 questions about the respondent's knowledge of and attitude toward invented spelling. The last question asked teachers whether or not they felt a need existed for a handbook on invented spelling. Over 95% (95.69%) felt that a need existed for such a handbook. -- The researcher completed a review of the literature on invented spelling and complied a handbook with relevant information supported in the literature review. The handbook is an appendix to the thesis.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5184
Item ID: 5184
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 80-85.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1990
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: English language--Orthography and spelling--Study and teaching (Primary); Reading (Primary)

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