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Teaching Kids to Read, Write and Spell.

                                Teaching kids to read, write and spell can be improved with a focus on improving Oral Language.In this article I just wanted to get you on the road with some basic information that will help you support your child before the NAPLAN results are put into the back of our mind. These thoughts […]

Spelling Through the Roof with Explicit Teaching

                         Today, I spent time testing students in our tutoring programs. I was overjoyed by the progress that all the children had made, BUT, I was especially, impressed with one little girl who had achieved great results in all Spelling related areas. Her spelling had gone through the roof!!! She has other problems that […]

Letter and Sound Strategies Improve Spelling

                                                                                                            Spelling is based on a letter and sound system that needs constant focus to develop automatic recall. Having quick letter and sound knowledge frees the brain to work on spelling. Early spellers  use letter and picture charts until they remember the letters and sounds without a prompt. http://www.letterboxlearntoread.com/productsThis strategy is also useful […]

Spelling Fast Tracked to Success

                                                                       Spelling can be fast tracked by building a solid foundation. This process can be likened to building a house. Builders make certain that the base of the structure is solid, this is checked by councils and engineers so that the building stands firm through all seasons. A similar process applies to spelling.Checking children’s  basic spelling skills  makes certain […]

Improve Spelling Grades

          Spelling success and sounding skills are first cousins!!!!  . Sounding must be the first step before spelling can improve. It is a skill that needs to be taught explicitly, daily and with enthusiasm. Children’s ears need to be tuned into the sounds in words. Write what you hear Over many years I have decided that […]

Spelling Problems Solved

                                                                        KEEP AN EXPERT AT THE HELM Low levels in reading and spelling are worrisome for parents and teachers. We all know that students are learning spelling each week, scoring a few points on the Friday’s test and then forgetting the words over the following week. This is a common problem. Parents and some teachers continue to go […]

Ten Tips to Improve Spelling in Writing

If spelling is incorrect in writing, the intended message may be unclear. Imagine the chaos caused by this husband’s incorrect spelling of here.  "I’m having a wonderful time, I wish you were her." Here are ten simple tips that will help your child make certain spelling is correct. It all relates to editing. Spelling is taught in […]

How to Improve Results in Reading and Spelling

       GET YOUR TENTACLES INTO SUPPORTING CHILDREN IN LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE  We are always looking for ways to improve results. There are some basic principles that will improve results in any area. As an example, I am going to use a small remediation group of aged nine and ten children that I […]

Improve Spelling Results

                                                                                                              Background  Spelling is a fascinating subject. If children begin learning spelling strategies early in their studies, they too, will be fascinated with spelling and move from one level to another. This is a general Spelling article and each week, this month, I will extend on this topic. Phonological Awareness    http://www.letterboxlearntoread.com/phonological-awareness Follow the […]

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