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

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.

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.

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:

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:

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

Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling