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Spelling Intervention

Discussion in 'English' started by WildKyogre, May 13, 2019.

  1. WildKyogre

    WildKyogre New commenter

    Been asked to run an intervention (30 mins 2x week) for children spelling high frequency words incorrectly in their writing (year 3).
    These children will often spell these words correctly in a spelling test but then don't apply this knowledge to their independent writing.
    I've done a little dictation spelling test to assess starting points but am unsure where to go from here.

    Any ideas for activities or how to structure this time effectively?
  2. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    Sounds like they need practice in proofreading. I'd start by having them identify errors in the writing of others (or samples) and go from there to identifying them in their own writing. The start of each class could be a quick spelling review through dictation or multiple choice to get the gears whirring.
    I'd also encourage them to form mnemonics for those words they frequently get wrong.

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