Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Children--Language; Children--Language--Testing; Effective teaching; English language--Ability testing; English language--Orthography and spelling--Study and teaching (Elementary); Language arts (Elementary); Language arts (Primary); Spelling ability; Spelling ability--Testing


The purpose of this paper was to research current literature on the methods, approaches, and techniques used to teach the poor speller. Spelling is often given a subordinate position in our schools. It tends to be a "nuisance" subject in which words are taught in isolation. Some teachers consider it to be an unpleasant necessity. Many students and teachers fail to realize the importance of mastering this "tool" skill. After all, children will not grow up to be spellers or gain employment using this specific skill alone.


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