Title

The Effect of Word Study on Student Achievement and Confidence

Date

5-28-2015 4:30 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 6:00 PM

Location

Education (ED) 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Carmen Cáceda

Session Chair

Holly Eckles

Session Title

MAT / MSEd Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Tracy Smiles

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study examines the effect of word study on student achievement and confidence surrounding spelling. Spelling instruction is often times the piece of instruction that gets left on the back burner. Many teachers fall back on traditional methods for teaching spelling; they have their students color their spelling words in rainbow patterns and repeatedly write their words until their fingers hurt. Research has shown that more often than not there is no alignment between spelling instruction and teachers' theoretical beliefs. The question predominantly explored through this study is: What happens to student achievement and confidence when we find spelling words that are just right for individual students and teach them how to master those words and types of words through word study?

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The Effect of Word Study on Student Achievement and Confidence

Education (ED) 217

This study examines the effect of word study on student achievement and confidence surrounding spelling. Spelling instruction is often times the piece of instruction that gets left on the back burner. Many teachers fall back on traditional methods for teaching spelling; they have their students color their spelling words in rainbow patterns and repeatedly write their words until their fingers hurt. Research has shown that more often than not there is no alignment between spelling instruction and teachers' theoretical beliefs. The question predominantly explored through this study is: What happens to student achievement and confidence when we find spelling words that are just right for individual students and teach them how to master those words and types of words through word study?