The Mnemonic Power of Print. The contribution of Word Spellings for Vocabulary Learning and Instruction. Picture courtesy of www.pppst.com. Words . Set 1: rume, rane, taik, gote, yung, pillgrum, kartune, selafaine Set 2: said, was, one, tongue, sugar, ocean, iron, yacht
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The contribution of Word Spellings for Vocabulary Learning and Instruction
Picture courtesy of www.pppst.com
rume, rane, taik, gote, yung, pillgrum, kartune, selafaine
said, was, one, tongue, sugar, ocean, iron, yacht
faster, step, grass, hunger, elbow, interesting, excellent, contribution
What does reading by sight look like?
The Stroop Task
Ehri (1980, 1992, 2005) and others have shown that all words can be read by sight (from memory) without recourse to decoding when practiced--not just high frequency or irregularly spelled words. Once their pronunciations and meanings become familiar, new vocabulary words may also be read by sight.
Pronunciations and meanings of vocabulary words were learned better on the one-day delayed posttests when students were exposed to spellings of the words than when they only practiced speaking the words.