Proceedings Volume 5-9

Proceedings Volume 5-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...consciously make a special effort to pronounce these words distinctly. Perhaps no particular type of word has received more attention from this standpoint than the ei-ie words. The most elaborate experiment conducted to ascertain the value of a rule in the learning of spelling was conducted by a University of Iowa student on this particular point. The data were gathered by means of a very carefully controlled teaching experiment on over three thousand children in three cities. The results showed that while the rule is more effective than drill, in improving the spelling of words not taught but governed by the rule, drill was more effective in correcting inversion errors; did not result in causing inversion errors, and was more effective in spelling words not governed by the rule and in securing permanent results. Less elaborate experiments with other rules have tended to verify the same conclusion. The recent developments in the field of spelling may be summarized, therefore, about as follows: 1. The consensus of opinion tends toward a list of words of greatest frequency in adult correspondence as the minimum list which all children in the elementary grades should learn to spell to a point of automatic accuracy. Other words of high social usage, or of great importance in school work, may be added as supplementary to this minimum requirement. 2. Since almost any list of words appropriate for a given grade contains words whose spelling is already known by a portion of the children in the grade, a preliminary testing should be given in order that time shall not be wasted in teaching children words which they already know. 3. It is more important to give a child a definite usable method of learning, a tool which he may use in attacking his own...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585798
  • 9781236585790