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Utah State University

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

1992

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Parental Attitudes Toward Using Inventive Spelling With Kindergarten Age Children, Sue Dearden May 1992

Parental Attitudes Toward Using Inventive Spelling With Kindergarten Age Children, Sue Dearden

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

Across the United States millions of children are reciting spelling lists, participating in Spelling Bees, and taking spelling tests. In fact, a significant portion of an elementary child's school day is devoted to learning to spell words traditionally or correctly. With such an emphasis being placed on spelling, it is logical to assume spelling traditionally is valued in our society. However, a different philosophy, Whole Language, takes an opposite approach on how writing and spelling should be incorporated in the classroom. Whole Language focuses on children learning to write and read at the same time. The focus is not ...


Assessing The Pre-School Classroom Environment For Facilitative Emergent Literacy Activities And Strategies, Maggie Harris Apr 1992

Assessing The Pre-School Classroom Environment For Facilitative Emergent Literacy Activities And Strategies, Maggie Harris

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

In one of his educational goals for the nineties, President Bush declared that "By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn [i.e., in good health, having been read to and otherwise prepared by parents.]" (Elam, 1990, p. 41). By providing this particular goal, the President clearly emphasized the importance of the pre-school years for preparing children for school. Further, Elam interpreted this goal to mean that children must be prepared for school by their parents and that reading to children is one important factor in the child's readiness for learning.