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The research question addressed in this project was how does a balanced literacy program that includes word study promote application of spelling skills within elementary students’ independent writing? It documents the implementation of effective word study components within an elementary setting. The action research project included whole group lessons, followed by guided practice using interactive writing and writing conferences, and also individualized, hands-on, independent word work. These strategies were based off of the research of Fountas and Pinnell and the resource Word Matters (2001). Through the implementation of these components the author developed a deeper understanding of effective word study strategies that promote implementation during independent writing.
Rabideau, Sarah Kay, "Word Study Promotes the Application of Spelling Skills within Elementary Students’ Independent Writing" (2016). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 4138.