Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Paper

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Language And Literacy

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Kathy Murray

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Spelling ability; English language--Phonetics--Study and teaching; English language--Orthography and spelling--Study and teaching (Elementary)


This study was conducted in a classroom fourth grade classroom to determine whether or not the use of the Words Their Way (Bear, Invernizzi, Templeton & Johnson, 1996) spelling program would lead to an increase in accuracy of spelling during writing activities. This study was conducted over a six-week period during the 2012 - 2013 academic school year. The fourth grade classroom that participated in the study was located in Janesville, Wisconsin. The researcher found a correlation between additional spelling work using Words Their Way and accuracy of spelling during writing assignments. The data collected concluded that additional practice in spelling led to more accurate spelling across other writing tasks.


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