Recollections of Miss Virginia: a Memorial Scrapbook of Dr. Virginia Craig (1878-1976)
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
English Language and Literature
The purpose of this study was to better understand the nature of spelling development by evaluating normally developing third, fourth and fifth grade children's knowledge of orthographic rules and basic reading abilities. Specifically, letter word knowledge, basic decoding skills and the explicit knowledge of orthographic rules were assessed. Both standardized and non-standardized measures were used to assess these domains in 87 research participants. Results indicated that decoding ability is the most powerful predictor of spelling performance. In addition, orthographic rule awareness was shown to increase as grade level increases.
© Ginger Aleen Casebeer
Casebeer, Ginger Aleen, "Recollections of Miss Virginia: a Memorial Scrapbook of Dr. Virginia Craig (1878-1976)" (1998). MSU Graduate Theses. 349.