Author

Breanna Moore

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Tattersall, Patricia

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

This study compares dictated spelling tests with free writing to determine which method more accurately and extensively portrays Spanish spelling ability in bilingual (Spanish-English) 3rd grade students. Participants included 34 bilingual students in a Spanish/English classroom that has instruction in English and Spanish in order to get students to minimum English proficiency levels appropriate for grade level. Results may aid educators in the collection of more appropriate evidence to identify underlying spelling pattern errors and facilitate Response to Intervention (Rtl) decisions for struggling students. While students had more opportunities to demonstrate skills in free writing tasks, dictated tests ensured that all spelling patterns were evaluated.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

13 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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