Tracie B. Mann, Don Bushell Jr., & Edward K. Morris (2010).
Use of sounding out to improve spelling in young children.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,
We examined the effects of teaching 5 typically developing elementary
students to sound out their spelling words while writing them using the
cover-copy-compare (CCC) method to practice spelling. Each students
posttest performance following practice with sounding out was compared
to that studentís posttest performance following practice with no sounding
out. For every student, posttest accuracy was higher following practice with
sounding out, indicating that it is an effective and easily implemented strategy
to improve spelling instruction.
Key words: cover-copy-compare method, sounding out, spelling