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Symbol Mastery and the Retention of Dolch Spelling Words
  • Reesa S Sorin, James Cook University
  • Patricia Carson, James Cook University

While the majority of students are verbal, conceptual thinkers, some students have a different learning style. Three Dimensional Visual Thinkers (3DVT) think “with the mental picture of concepts and ideas” (Davis; 1994). “Symbol Mastery” is a process of creating a three dimensional visual picture definition of a word or concept in clay; including how it is actually spelled. This paper is based on a study into the effect of Symbol Mastery on students’ learning and recall of common sight spelling words.

  • dyslexia,
  • spelling,
  • three-dimensional visual thinkers
Publication Date
December 5, 2014
Citation Information
Reesa S Sorin and Patricia Carson. "Symbol Mastery and the Retention of Dolch Spelling Words" (2014)
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