Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
The objective of the research was to establish if students improved spelling when they were engaged in hands-on experiences while learning the spelling of words. The research was conducted in a third grade classroom in a public elementary school in the upper Midwest. The four data sources utilized in the study included the Words Their Way Elementary Spelling Inventory pre and post assessments, a Student Thoughts Inventory, and teacher observations. The data revealed a substantial increase in overall words spelled correctly over the course of the project.
McCarthy, Amy, "The Effects of Word Study in Place of Traditional Spelling" (2014). Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers. 43.