Spelling is a complex subject to teach. While it’s tempting to think auto-correct and other spelling software will solve all of our problems, the reverse is true. The ever-changing demands of communication in the 21st century require greater flexibility than any other time in history. It’s never been more important for students to learn to spell.
The challenges of teaching spelling:
Dealing with spelling myths and misconceptions
It’s commonly thought that spelling is a fixed ability or a genetic trait and it’s dependent entirely on reading ability and memory.
In reality, spelling is a skill that can be learned, must be taught explicitly, and requires more than a good memory to be properly understood.
To teach spelling to primary or elementary-aged students, you should:
- Strengthen their ability to commit words to memory
- Expand their lexical store (the number of words they know)
- Develop their linguistic understanding (why words are spelled in a certain way)
Topics to be covered int the course:
Spelling rule workshop to read better...
- Kiss the cat ( K and C have same sounds which letter to use )
- Bossy R- ( R takes control)
- Syllables- breaking of word
- SOFT C and Soft G- ( Interesting and simple rule)
- Floss rule
- Rabbit rule
- Tuffy Y