Why is Spelling Such A Nightmare?

Just in case you didn’t know, spelling in the English language is extremely hard. I mentioned this a few days ago when I was talking about my son’s spelling test. There are words that are spelled certain ways which make NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. I wouldn’t say I’m anti-spelling myself, but I hate that in this day and age of spell check and Grammarly that spelling still plays such a huge role in my child’s learning. Yes I get it. If you can’t spell you can’t write and without written language we’d all be worse of. I’m not saying abandon it, or anything, but with a son with dyslexia, giving partial credit for a phonetic spelling of something every once in a while would be nice.

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Strawberry and strawberry both sound the same to me so give half credit if it’s written with an “a” instead of an “e” ok?

What’s your favorite English word? I’d love to hear them.

Also if you have a dyslexic kid with an IEP, what types of accommodations or modifications have you made to their spelling lessons to increase your kids successes in this subject area?







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