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Does Triple Word Form Theory provide a useful framework from which to assess proficiency in spelling?

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Research has offered various perspectives on how students learn to spell in English; however, evidence has

    not been substantive enough to provide consensus on whether spelling is acquired in progressive and distinct

    stages (Gentry, 2000; Invernizzi & Hayes, 2004), or in more complex, non-linear ways (Garcia, Abbott, &

    Berninger, 2010; Sharp, Sinatra, & Reynolds, 2008). Assumptions about the nature of spelling development

    have important implications for the way spelling is assessed and taught; however, assessment systems

    currently being applied by educators have failed to consider non-linear perspectives of spelling development.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Daffern, T. & Mackenzie, N. (2015). Does Triple Word Form Theory provide a useful framework from which to assess proficiency in spelling?. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2015) (pp. 1-4). Berlin, Germany: European Educational Research Association.

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Place Of Publication


  • Berlin, Germany

Abstract


  • Research has offered various perspectives on how students learn to spell in English; however, evidence has

    not been substantive enough to provide consensus on whether spelling is acquired in progressive and distinct

    stages (Gentry, 2000; Invernizzi & Hayes, 2004), or in more complex, non-linear ways (Garcia, Abbott, &

    Berninger, 2010; Sharp, Sinatra, & Reynolds, 2008). Assumptions about the nature of spelling development

    have important implications for the way spelling is assessed and taught; however, assessment systems

    currently being applied by educators have failed to consider non-linear perspectives of spelling development.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Daffern, T. & Mackenzie, N. (2015). Does Triple Word Form Theory provide a useful framework from which to assess proficiency in spelling?. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2015) (pp. 1-4). Berlin, Germany: European Educational Research Association.

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Berlin, Germany