Pathways to literacy: a study of invented spelling and its role in learning to read.

@article{Ouellette2008PathwaysTL,
  title={Pathways to literacy: a study of invented spelling and its role in learning to read.},
  author={Gene P. Ouellette and M. S{\'e}n{\'e}chal},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={
          899-913
        }
}
This intervention study tested whether invented spelling plays a causal role in learning to read. Three groups of kindergarten children (mean age = 5 years 7 months) participated in a 4-week intervention. Children in the invented-spelling group spelled words as best they could and received developmentally appropriate feedback. Children in the 2 comparison groups were trained in phonological awareness or drew pictures. Invented-spelling training benefited phonological and orthographic awareness… Expand

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