Journal of Behavioral Education

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 213–221 | Cite as

Effects of Error Correction on Spanish Spelling Words for Students Whose Primary Language Is Spanish

  • Maria Alvarado-Gomez
  • Phillip J. Belfiore


The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an error correction strategy on the spelling accuracy of Spanish words by elementary school students who come from a bilingual home environment, where the home language is Spanish. In the error correction strategy students wrote the word, viewed an accurate model of the word, and self-corrected any errors. In the traditional strategy students wrote each word three times on a paper after viewing an accurate model. All words and examples were presented in the student's home language (Spanish). Results showed that students spelled more words correctly under the error correction strategy.

academics spelling Spanish language error correction self-correction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Alvarado-Gomez
    • 1
  • Phillip J. Belfiore
    • 2
  1. 1.The School DistrictCity of Erie
  2. 2.Education DivisionMercyhurst CollegeUSA

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