The effects of the Interactive Strategies Approach on at-risk kindergartners’ spelling

The effects of the Interactive Strategies Approach on at-risk kindergartners’ spelling This study focused on examining the effects of early literacy intervention on the emergence and development of at-risk kindergartners’ spelling. Spelling data were selected from Scanlon et al.’s (2005) study which demonstrated the efficacy of reading intervention in reducing the incidence of at-risk children who show reading difficulties in first grade. In that study kindergartners who entered school with low scores on the letter identification were identified as being at-risk for reading difficulties and randomly assigned to either the intervention or the comparison group. Spelling was assessed on a five-word developmental spelling test and analyzed using a fine-grained scoring system to take account of pre-alphabetic characteristics and phonetic and orthographic features. Results indicated that the group receiving an 8-month period of Scanlon et al.’s Interactive Strategies Approach intervention outperformed the comparison group in the quantity and quality of their spelling. Reading and Writing Springer Journals

The effects of the Interactive Strategies Approach on at-risk kindergartners’ spelling

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Linguistics; Languages and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education (general); Neurology; Interdisciplinary Studies
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