The Word Nerds Project: Findings from a Research-Practice Partnership Focused on Spelling Instruction[PDF] by Laura S. Tortorelli and Lori Bruner

This paper describes the ‘Word Nerds’ project, a research–practice partnership consisting of two researchers from a large public university and 17 elementary teachers in seven school districts in the United States. The collaboration was formed to study variation in instructional practice among teachers using the Words Their Way programme and address teacher-generated questions related to how children learn to spell words.