Jornal da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia
versión On-line ISSN 2179-6491
CAPELLINI, Simone Aparecida et al. Spelling performance of 2nd to 5th grade students from public school . J. Soc. Bras. Fonoaudiol. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.3, pp. 227-236. ISSN 2179-6491. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2179-64912011000300008.
PURPOSE: To characterize, compare and classify the performance of 2nd to 5th grade students from public schools according to the semiology of spelling errors. METHODS: Participants were 120 students from 2nd to 5th grades of a public school in Marília (SP), Brazil, 30 students from each grade, who were divided into four groups: GI (2nd grade), GII (3rd grade), GIII (4th grade), and GIV (5th grade). The tasks of the Pro-Ortografia test were applied: collective version (writing of alphabet letters, randomized dictation of letters, words dictation, nonwords dictation, dictation with pictures, thematic writing induced by picture) and individual version (dictation of sentences, purposeful error, spelled dictation, orthographic lexical memory). RESULTS: Significant difference was found in the between-group comparison indicating better performance of students in every subsequent grade in most of the individual and collective version tasks. With the increase of grade level, the groups decreased the average of writing errors. CONCLUSION: The profile of spelling acquisition of the Portuguese writing system found in these public school students indicates normal writing development in this population.
Palabras llave : Evaluation; Handwriting; Learning; Education; Educational status.