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postgraduate thesis: An investigation on the invented spellings of grade one children aged between 5-6 years old in a Hong Kong primary school

TitleAn investigation on the invented spellings of grade one children aged between 5-6 years old in a Hong Kong primary school
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Ho, C. [何思穎]. (2015). An investigation on the invented spellings of grade one children aged between 5-6 years old in a Hong Kong primary school. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5703984
AbstractThe research conducted can be classified as an intrinsic case study, which sought to examine and analyse the invented spellings made by grade one children in primary school within the Hong Kong context. The research hopes to develop a better understanding of the common errors made by grade one children and the spelling development progress they underwent. One grade one class was chosen to participate in this research. They were required to provide their writing summative assessments they had completed during the course of the school year. There were four writing summative assessments for each child. In total, eighty samples were collected and five hundred and forty eight words were identified as invented spellings. The invented spellings were then given a score from a 10-point scale to determine the type of error that was made. From the results, it suggests that children’s spelling development is not fixed to a specific level, and that the spelling errors made can be attributed to the phonological differences between Cantonese and English.
DegreeMaster of Education
SubjectEnglish language - Orthography and spelling - Study and teaching (Elementary) - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramEducation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223647

 

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dc.contributor.authorHo, Civen-
dc.contributor.author何思穎-
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-03T23:17:03Z-
dc.date.available2016-03-03T23:17:03Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationHo, C. [何思穎]. (2015). An investigation on the invented spellings of grade one children aged between 5-6 years old in a Hong Kong primary school. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5703984-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223647-
dc.description.abstractThe research conducted can be classified as an intrinsic case study, which sought to examine and analyse the invented spellings made by grade one children in primary school within the Hong Kong context. The research hopes to develop a better understanding of the common errors made by grade one children and the spelling development progress they underwent. One grade one class was chosen to participate in this research. They were required to provide their writing summative assessments they had completed during the course of the school year. There were four writing summative assessments for each child. In total, eighty samples were collected and five hundred and forty eight words were identified as invented spellings. The invented spellings were then given a score from a 10-point scale to determine the type of error that was made. From the results, it suggests that children’s spelling development is not fixed to a specific level, and that the spelling errors made can be attributed to the phonological differences between Cantonese and English.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language - Orthography and spelling - Study and teaching (Elementary) - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleAn investigation on the invented spellings of grade one children aged between 5-6 years old in a Hong Kong primary school-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5703984-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Education-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

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