Capstone Project Title
Spelling is an area that can be overlooked within the subject of English Language Arts, and deemed unnecessary by some due to modern technology. When spelling is taught, it is often taught traditionally using rote memorization with the whole class working on the same word list. These words are considered difficult for some students and simple for others. This capstone looks at the concepts of differentiation and developmental spelling word study through the spelling program Words Their Way (2012). This capstone project uses literature as well as action research results to provide insight on the focus of the capstone, differentiated spelling utilizing Words Their Way (2012) curriculum and how it may positively impact student phonetic spelling. The research concludes that developmental spelling using word study and differentiation through small groups has a positive impact on student spelling achievement.
Art Education, Grades/ Student Performance, Learning Styles, Literacy, Staff Development, Teachers/ Teaching
Fuchs, Kaleigh, "Impact of Implementing Differentiated Spelling Curriculum On Student Spelling Ability Using Words Their Way (2012)" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 568.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects