This action research examines the impact of spelling interventions for students who show signs of dyslexia. The action research also shows how using growth mindset can help students with characteristics typical of low self-esteem. Students learned a new spelling pattern weekly and a growth mindset lesson to teach students how to have a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset related to spelling skills. A pre-spelling inventory test and a post-spelling inventory test were compared to see that word study activities help students remember specific spelling patterns.

Author Biography

Caitlin Gritz is second grade teacher at a school district in the metropolitan Kansas City area. She has a passion for teaching students with different ability levels. She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northwest Missouri State University. She plans to pursue a specialist degree in Reading in the future. She enjoys relaxing with her dog at home, being with family at the lake, and taking on new adventures.

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