Graduate Project Title
Development of an Effective Spelling Curriculum to be Implemented in a First-Third Grade Classroom
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Nancy E. Jurenka
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Carol L. Butterfield
Spelling is a frequently investigated curriculum area. There has been extensive research in the last century concerning various instructional procedures for the acquisition of spelling skills. Many research-based principles of effective spelling instruction have emerged from one of two contrasting models for the development of spelling competence. Traditionally, spelling has been taught with textbooks from spelling series. Students followed a structured program with the goal of learning to spell the list words. Advocates for spelling reform suggest spelling instruction should be based on the understanding of the developmental nature of the child. This project report provides guidelines for implementing a developmentally-based spelling program in which writing is emphasized.
Richardson, Katherine Marie, "Development of an Effective Spelling Curriculum to be Implemented in a First-Third Grade Classroom" (1997). All Graduate Projects. 534.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons