Saturday, January 21, 2012


A good spelling curriculum includes a systematic approach to spelling using phonics and sight words. But you might be wondering why a child needs to focus on a formal spelling program when we use word processors with spell check.

According to Susan Jones, M. Ed., learning to spell helps to cement the connection between the letters and their sounds, and learning high-frequency “sight words” to mastery level improves both reading and writing.

Let your child play fun online spelling games for practice. My daughter is a visual learner, so I have her write her spelling word on a blank 3X5 index card and draw a picture of the word on the reverse. She is also dyslexic, so this works great for her.

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