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Spelling support

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Colcol40, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Colcol40

    Colcol40 New commenter

    I would love to hear ideas people have for supporting weak spellers. I have some children on year 5 who read well but spelling is shocking. I really need to help them develop their spelling as it is detracting from their writing content. Any help or advice would be welcome
  2. ks9aq

    ks9aq New commenter

    Have you tried Nessy?
  3. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    Teach them how to use a dictionary properly, spelling dictionaries are good. When writing tell them to mark a word they are not sure of but not to find the correct spelling until them have finished so they do not interrupt their flow.
  4. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    Charles Cripps A Hand for Spelling - an excellent approach (in my opinion) which links cursive handwriting, muscle memory and letter patterns. I think the books may be available second hand online.

    Focus, too, on spelling correctly the high frequency words which don’t follow any patterns. Take just five at a time and focus on them until the competency comes. Practise writing them in joined writing and look for words within words - the hat in what etc.

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