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Early Spelling Acquisition: Writing Beats the Computer


Journal of Educational Psychology Volume 82, Number 1, ISSN 0022-0663


The spelling performance of 22 male and 26 female first graders using a simultaneous oral spelling method was compared when students were writing the words, spelling them with letter tiles, or typing them on a computer keyboard. Results of two experiments indicate the superiority of handwriting in improving spelling acquisition. (SLD)


Cunningham, A.E. & Stanovich, K.E. (1990). Early Spelling Acquisition: Writing Beats the Computer. Journal of Educational Psychology, 82(1), 159. Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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