J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D., and author of many books based on spelling research, was
asked by the Zaner-Bloser editor Marytherese Croakin to discuss the four most pressing
questions teachers have asked about teaching spelling. Here are the...
knowledge of words. The test is administered like a typical spelling test, the words ordered by
their level of difficulty. After students have taken the test, teachers use the spelling feature guide
to score the test. This feature guide scores...
spelling instruction was to teachers and helped to illustrate the numerous ways spelling is taught
in the same school district and provided information regarding the possible opportunity to share
findings of the study throughout the local...
For the next six weeks the Words Their Way spelling program was used to teach spelling.
This consisted of specific groups of students at each level of spelling development, ranging from
students in the within-word patterns to...
Information obtained via the teacher survey was compiled into a graphic display to show
teachers’ attitudes towards spelling instruction and how they felt about the best programs for
spelling instruction. This survey information collected...
Each week students were asked to choose two words from their spelling journal to add to their
post-assessment. If the word was spelled correctly then students were able to cross out the word
in their journal, if still misspelled it was circled...
feature points that can be awarded is 53. Thus, the total number of points given on the spelling
inventory appropriate for 4th graders is 78. The students overall raw score on each benchmark
was then averaged with other students in their group...
Chapter 5 – Implications for the Future
It is certain that spelling is important and needs to be part of instruction in the classroom.
Spelling is something that needs to be taught on a daily basis and connections in spelling must...
teachers the data that was collected from using the Spelling Connections program, I would hope
to convince them of the importance of taking the time to teach spelling. Tier 2 and Tier 3
students in the study, made huge gains and most are now...
a conversation in a married couple and a conversation between strangers was that married
couples were much more impolite to each other than to strangers. The lack of politeness is the
beginning of letting more negative acts into a...
Perhaps the most interesting in this list of characteristics of successful marriages are the
elements that do not appear. No studies show that a man needs to be athletic, handsome,
drive an expensive car, or make a six-figure salary in...
Men have shown to have more covenantal values than women (Ripley et al., 2005).
On the other hand, contractual values in a relationship can lead to low levels of
commitment. In contractual type relationships the individual is more...
Sexual permissiveness can also be a hindrance to commitment in relationship. There is
greater acceptance of sexual permissiveness in today’s society. Premarital sexual behavior is a
great risk to future success...
The next questions in the interview process were designed to address the research
questions. Follow-up questions were often asked according to the relevancy during the interview
and to encourage the participants to be more in-depth...
developed their own ideas of commitment. When participants had observed positive examples of
commitment from their mother and father, they often expressed a desire to emulate those
characteristics in their own relationships....
Addison believed that Ethan would be there for her and was fully committed because they
planned for the future together. Talking about the future as a couple can assist the couple in
looking forward to the experiences to come.
Luke and Taryn Freeman felt like words of affirmation were important in their marriage
relationship. When Luke and Taryn tell each other how they feel about each other, their
commitment to each other is made stronger. Luke discussed...
The primary goal of this research study was to investigate how couples construct and re-construct
the meaning of commitment through events in courtship. Consistent with Weigel’s
(2003) study, the small,...
positive or negative examples are a more powerful influence for an individual’s understanding of
The final research question asked couples how they communicated commitment during
courtship and marriage. As the researcher...
• How do you communicate commitment in the relationship with your spouse?
• How does your spouse communicate his/her commitment?
• Do you currently talk about commitment in your relationship? When? How?
• What could you do to...