Monday, August 11, 2008

Spelling it Right - Learn to Spell Confidently

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Are you concerned about your child's (or your own) spelling skills? Even good readers can find spelling difficult. Unfortunately, spell checking programs donut work two will fur a week spiller, if ewe no watt eye men.

We all know that people judge us by our spelling. Poor spelling creates a bad impression, and no one wants to look stupid. But what can a weak speller do? Whether you are an adult who has always struggled with spelling or the parent of a child who needs spelling help, here is a website that you may find useful:

Author Roger Smith offers advice about dealing with spelling problems and a collection of free printable worksheets. Topics include syllables, consonant blends, prefixes, suffixes, and more.

Check out these pages
Master the most important words
  • The 150 Most Commonly Used Words
    The top 10 words make up about 25% of all you read and write, and the whole list will cover nearly 85% of the words you need. Learn them, check them, and re-learn them to perfection.
Games for spelling practice
  • Shannon's game
    A teacher-guided game that helps children recognize common spelling patterns.


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1 comment:

momlaughs said...

Check out Lexi's Homeschool Diary to help your daughter learn to spell. It's for ages 7-10. It's a fun fiction with homeschooled characters that has some great spelling curriculum at the end of each chapter. At the end of each chapter, you will find vocabulary/spelling words - learn them/test them - your daughter will be motivated because she will love Lexi. It's a chapter book with 81 pages, all about fun, faith, family, and friends. You will love Lexi and Lexi will teach you how to spell.
Lexi's Homeschool Diary by Cheryl and MacKenzie Moeller, buy on www.currclick.com and www.theoldschoolhousestore.com.