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1. What are the four developmental stages of spelling identified by Gentry?

  • pre phonemic, semiphonetic, phonetic, transitional
  • observation, comment, narrative, report
  • prepatory stage, consolidation stage, differentiation stage, integration stage
  • conventional letters, invented spelling, appropriate spelling, correct spelling
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2. Whats an ascender?

  • using symbols to express meaning
  • parts of letters that go down from the line
  • parts of letters that go up from the line
  • understanding that in English we write from left to right

3. What did the behaviourist Skinner say?

  • When children hear examples or language they fit these into their (unconscious) mental model of how language works.
  • Children learn to speak by imitating their parents and being rewarded or punished according to the accuracy of their utterances
  • Langyage development goes hand in hand with the development of thinking and knowledge (cognitive development).
  • Language is social 'children learn to use language initially... to get what they want, to play games, to stay connected to those whom are dependent.

4. What is a common feature of the telegraphic stage?

  • that children use two word combinations
  • that children use holophrases
  • that children commonly omit function words
  • that children have grammatically complex combinations

5. What is Berko & Brown's fis phenomenon?

  • The view that the comprehension of phonological patterns and the meanings they represent develop faster than the childs ability to say them
  • the theory that children whose mothers talk to them more have larger vocabularies
  • the theory that parents often respond to the truth in what their child is saying rather than correcting their grammatical mistakes
  • using language to indicate a need they want satisfying.


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