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Instruction matters: spelling of vowels by children in England and the US

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Letter names are stressed in informal and formal literacy instruction with young children in the US, whereas letters sounds are stressed in England. We examined the impact of these differences on English children of about 5 and 6 years of age (in reception year and Year 1, respectively) and US 6 year olds (in kindergarten). Children in both countries spelled short vowels, as in bag, more accurately than long vowels, as in gate. The superiority for short vowels was larger for children from Eng...

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10.1007/s11145-012-9377-4

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Journal:
READING AND WRITING
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
473-487
Publication date:
2013-03-05
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EISSN:
1573-0905
ISSN:
0922-4777
URN:
uuid:2ea62c94-5d35-4627-a7ad-51242f7bc977
Source identifiers:
388806
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pubs:388806

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