Bear Papers

Here are a few articles you may enjoy.

What spelling tells us about the orthographic development and word study instruction with emergent bilingual secondary students.  Darl Kiernan & Donald R. Bear

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/XXDsrsqPQhQeEddXXIfp/full

I was pleased to have been the primary author of this literacy leadership brief.

Explaining Phonics Instruction: An Educator’s Guide, International Literacy Association, 2018.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/4hxz4diff37sdgz/ila-explaining-phonics-instruction-an-educators-guide.pdf?dl=0

Here is a link to an article in the New England Journal of Reading. I think you’ll like it.

Developmental literacy instruction with struggling readers across three stages. New England Journal of Reading, 48(1), 1-9.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l11uf2wlapxh0gr/New__England%20Reading%20Bear%20Fall%202012.pdf?dl=0

Bear, D. R., von Gillern, S., Xi, W. (2018).  Learning to Spell in English by Chinese Students: A Cross-sectional Study.  TESOL International Journal, begins on p. 2018:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tok29ajeeomdln5/TESOL%20International%20Journal%2013%281%29.pdf?dl=0

Ten Powerful Strategies to Practice Academic Language by Amy Frederick, Donald Bear, Karen Carpenter, Lori Helman, and Sarah Negrete   https://www.dropbox.com/s/16ekuxhhbref94e/10%20Powerful%20Strategies.pdf?dl=0

Does an Established Model of Orthographic Development Hold True for English Learners? by Lori A. Helman, University of Minnesota & Donald R. Bear, University of Nevada, Reno  https://www.dropbox.com/s/zondbysh0kugmmj/Helman%20Ber%20NRC%20paper%202007.pdf?dl=0

The title comes from To Kill a Mockingbird: Learning to fasten the seat of my union suit without looking around. (Chapter 2)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2zyc8dohz54000/Learning%20to%20fasten%20the%20seat%20of%20my%20union%20suit%20without%20looking%20around.pdf?dl=0

This is an old one, and examines writing speed and stages of spelling development: Copying Fluency and Orthographic Development, Bear, Donald R Visible Language; Winter 1991; 25, 1

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s69hmut524zxfel/copying%20speed%20VL.pdf?dl=0

This piece is a study on the effectiveness of some word study materials we’ve developed – a year-long study with 4th graders:

Pearson Words Their  Way:  Word  Study  In  Action intervention  Efficacy  Study  Final  Report

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ykhop10h8itrcwt/WTW-Final-Report-Revised.pdf?dl=0

Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling