August 10, 2016


Publications for Purchase

Title: Spelling Resources July 2017 (PDF, 39 Pages).  $30 PayPal only. 


Daffern, T., & Mackenzie, N (In preparation: Invited). Perils of learning to spell: Insights from eight Australian children and their teachers. Topics in Language Disorders

Daffern, T., & Ramful, A. (In preparation). Measurement of spelling ability: Construction and validation of a phonological, orthographic and morphological pseudo-word instrument. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Daffern, T., (In preparation: Invited). Spelling out assessment. In E. Winther (Eds), The International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Measuring learning and instructional performance in VET (section 7). Springer.

Daffern, T. (In press: Invited). Editorial skills: Spelling. In N.M Mackenzie., & J. Scull (Eds), Understanding and supporting young writers. London: Routledge

Daffern, T. (Submitted: Invited). Innovative linguistic inquiries in the primary classroom. Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years

Daffern, T. & Critten, S. (Submitted). Student and teacher perspectives on spelling. Linguistics and Education

Daffern, T. (2017). Linguistic skills involved in learning to spell: An Australian study. Language and Education, 31(1), 1747-7581. DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2017.1296855

Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N. M. & Hemmings, B. (2017). Testing spelling: How does a dictation method measure up to a proofreading and editing format? Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 40(1), 28-45

Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N. M, & Hemmings, B. (2017). Predictors of writing success: How important are spelling, grammar and punctuation? The Australian Journal of Education, 61(1). DOI: 10.1177/0004944116685319

Daffern, T. (2016). What happens when a teacher uses metalanguage to teach spelling? The Reading Teacher, 70(4), 423-434 DOI: 10.1002/trtr.1528

Daffern, T. (2016). The Components of Spelling Test: Real-word Version. Test administration procedures, response sheets, scoring templates and ACT norms.

Daffern, T. (2016). An examination of spelling acquisition in the middle and upper primary school years [doctoral thesis]. Albury-Wodonga, NSW. Charles Sturt University.

Daffern, T. (2015). Helping students become linguistic inquirers: A focus on spelling. Literacy Learning: the Middle Years, 23(1), 33-39.

Daffern, T. & Mackenzie, N (2015). Building strong writers: Creating a balance between the authorial and secretarial elements of writing. Literacy Learning: the Middle Years, 23(1), 23-32.

Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N., & Hemmings, B. (2015). The development of a spelling assessment tool informed by Triple Word Form Theory.  Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 38(2), 72-82.

Daffern, T. (2014). A report on the Components of Spelling Test: A pilot study.  Paper submitted to participating schools, the ACT Directorate and the Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn.