Does your child write wonderful stories that are riddled with spelling errors? You will want to work with your child on spelling more accurately while at the same time getting their ideas down on paper.
Often when we read what we have written and we know what it is supposed to say, we can miss errors in our writing. We tend to read what was in our head rather than what is actually on the paper. So if your child reads through their writing and reports that it is all spelled correctly (when it’s not) here’s an easy trick that will help them find the spelling errors in their writing. Have them start at the end of their piece, and read it backwards, so that they can’t use the context of what they have written to mask those errors. They are only looking at one word at a time, reading backwards through the sentence. Often, this will help them identify the words that they have misspelled.
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