Monday, February 7, 2011

Can texting help your child's spelling?

Clare Wood, reader in developmental psychology states that "If we are seeing a decline in literacy standards among young children, it is in spite of text messaging, not because of it." Interestingly enough the fact that students do so much texting, might be helping them with their spelling. Research shows that in texting words, such as "hmwrk," there is a certain 'phonological awareness' required.

Maybe it is with this type of research that schools will embrace the possibilities cellphones have to offer our students.

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