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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

5 Effective Ways to Teach Spelling



Even with the massive evolution of technology and the way it is viewed as an aid in education, it can not be denied that learning how to spell correctly still remains an invaluable lesson in mastering other skills such as writing and reading. The truth is, SPELLING CHECKERS do not always catch wrong spelling!

Researchers point to the fact that writers who must think too hard about how to spell use up valuable cognitive resources needed for higher level aspects of composition (Singer and Bashir, 2004). Poor ability to spell correctly invariably affects the creative power needed in composition and other forms of writing.

Here are the five trends in teaching spelling:

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1. Develop Phonemic Awareness. Good spellers start early. Phonemic awareness is a subset of phonological awareness in which listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest units of sound that can differentiate meaning (Wikipedia). Young spellers can separate the spoken word into distinct phonemes and try to spell it. Another way to teach phonemic awareness is introducing poems, rhymes and songs. This is the first strategy that must be taught to kids as they start spelling from simple to complex words.


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2. Say the word-spell the word-say the word again. This strategy is very effective when working on the irregular spelling patterns. Writing the word then saying each letter again also helps in mastery. In fact, most of my students find it very effective to write difficult words ten times. Using the sense of sound helps them to remember the correct spelling of the word.

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3. Pre-test-Review-Post-test. Giving a pre-test whenever a teacher introduces a new set of words allows the teacher to assess the knowledge of the students regarding the spelling of a particular word. The pre-test will reveal which words are too easy and which ones are too difficult. This will also give the teacher an idea on the mastery skill practice that she can implement to help struggling students like posting the most difficult word on the “Spelling Corner Board”, utilizing games and other activities that would aid in mastery.

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4.  Highlight the Double Letters. Most of the commonly misspelled words are those with double letters. Say the word, write it, and highlight the double letters. Identifying the location of the double letters and saying it would also help such as first ‘m’ is double.

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5.   Spelling Pattern Discovery. Teaching the children how to navigate the tricks in spelling pattern is very effective. In a way, this is teaching them independence since they will be encountering many difficult words when they are self-studying or even writing compositions. Explore with them common spelling patterns such as ie, ei, ea, ou, uo and ight. Give them samples of words with these patterns and build on the word families. Using these words in sentences will also help them in remembering these patterns.
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22 comments:

  1. all great tips for spelling.. even though my kids are older now, i still think learning anything using some of these tips works

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  2. oh great tips!! I don't even remember being taught to spell so now I wonder how they did it! haha

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  4. Great suggestions. I'll implement some of these with my son.

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  5. Great tips! My son loves spelling. He actually made it into the spelling bee this year!

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  6. Great! Very timely! I'm teaching my daughter spelling right now. These would do.

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  7. This is great content! Very informative spelling tips that are so valuable.

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  8. This is great content! Very informative spelling tips that are so valuable.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

    Loved it, especially the tips.

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  10. I'm an elementary school teacher so this is awesome! I use a lot of these already but learned a few new ones too! Yay! English is definitely a toughy because there are rules but so many exceptions. I think the pretest is super critical for teachers because it lets you know where the students are before we begin. I always try to do this first.

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  11. Wow! I' am being honest that I'm a good in spelling HAHAHHAHA! mostly in my blog I have errors when regards in spelling Thank you for this content <3

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  12. These tips are really great. And it would help many.

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  13. Very interesting. I can use these with my 5 yo

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  14. When I was in primary school, we always had spelling tests every Fridays. We learn how to spell by reading the word, hiding the word and writing it down without looking at it. We keep hide-spelling it till we get it correct in our mind.

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  15. This is great information to save for when my son gets older and is in school. Phonetic awareness is also so important and I'm glad to see it listed as #1.
    *Samantha- https://herjournal.blog

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  16. Great information! I remember our teacher make us those little cards with printed letters each and helped us learn to spell.

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  17. very helpful post. very informative post and all the teachets and even parents can use these tips too.
    Elizabeth O

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  18. Phonic awareness is very important in my classroom! I always teach this before I go onto spelling.

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  19. Your blog is on point! Absolutely true, good spellers start early.Back in our country, we start spelling as early as Grade 1 in our English classes. Also, we have series of pre-test and post test. Worked well for us!

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  20. Some cool ideas here, thanks for sharing.

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  21. Nice tips for learning spelling. Spelling of words is as important as grammar. Thanks for sharing

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  22. in our provinceو there is a spelling competition every yearو it will be good to follow these instructions

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