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

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

Ten Powerful Strategies to Practice Academic Language by Amy Frederick, Donald Bear, Karen Carpenter, Lori Helman, and Sarah Negrete

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

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

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

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




Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling