A survey to determine writing vocabulary and spelling ability of children in grades II to VII inclusive

dc.contributor.advisorEby, Frederick, 1874-1968
dc.creatorFrancis, May E., 1880-1968
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-29T20:21:44Z
dc.date.available2024-04-29T20:21:44Z
dc.date.issued1934
dc.descriptionOf the many vocabulary studies which have been made in recent years, few have been directly concerned with the scientific determination of children’s writing vocabulary in and out of school, as shown by their spontaneous writing at different grade levels. A definite need for the exploration of this field has been expressed by educators nationally. This study was, therefore, undertaken in accordance with the following recommendations made by the Committee on Spelling as found in the fourth Yearbook of the National Education Association, Department of Superintendence, 1926: I. A more extensive study should be made of the writing vocabulary used by school children in and out of school. The present studies are either inaccurate or too limited. II. A more adequate count is needed of the vocabulary of children at different ages. The purpose of this study was to carry out an investigation: 1. To determine the number of words used by children in writing letters, according to grade level; 2. To determine the richness and scope of children’s vocabularies; 3. To determine frequency of words used by children; 4. To determine which words the children wish to use, but are unable to spell; 5. To determine which words are most frequently misspelled; 6. To make this a comparative study of grades II to VII inclusive. In order to carry out these investigations, a survey was made of the writing vocabulary of elementary school children from every section of Texas in grades II to VII inclusive as revealed by their spontaneous letters
dc.description.departmentEducation
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/124944
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/51545
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionOpen
dc.subjectChild writing vocabulary
dc.subjectChildren's writing vocabulary
dc.subjectChild spelling
dc.subjectChildren's spelling
dc.subjectChild vocabularies
dc.subjectChild word frequency
dc.subjectYouth writing vocabulary
dc.subjectYouth spelling
dc.subjectYouth word frequency
dc.subjectChildren's word frequency
dc.subjectTexas children's vocabularies
dc.subjectTexas children's spelling
dc.subjectTexas primary school students' vocabularies
dc.subjectPrimary school students' vocabularies
dc.subjectTexas middle school students' vocabularies
dc.subjectMiddle school students' vocabularies
dc.subject.lcshChildren--Texas--Writing--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshChildren--Texas--Language--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshVocabulary--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshSpelling ability--Texas--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshChildren's writings--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshYouths' writings--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language--Texas--Word frequency--Evaluation
dc.titleA survey to determine writing vocabulary and spelling ability of children in grades II to VII inclusive
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducation
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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