Identifying Reliable Generalizations for Spelling Words: The Importance of Multilevel Analysis

  title={Identifying Reliable Generalizations for Spelling Words: The Importance of Multilevel Analysis},
  author={Mary Abbott},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={233 - 245}
  • Mary Abbott
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • Education
  • The Elementary School Journal
Phonics generalizations are often viewed through simple letter-sound correspondence. In this investigation, I examined 45 generalizations written from a spelling perspective. 43 of the 45 met a 75% or greater reliability usage level with analysis at 3 levels of letter-sound correspondences: simple phoneme-grapheme (sound-letter) correspondence, positional effects (syllable or orthographic structures), and effects of syllable stress. Topics discussed in the article include a suggested rationale… 

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