mom2one Posted August 27, 2012 Share Posted August 27, 2012 My daughter can't spell to save her life. She wrote a "paragraph" to describe a photo the other day and this is how it went: "Won day ter wus a snow man. Won day it meltid away. The and." I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. (I kept a straight face to her, though.) Obviously we need to do some work. When she was in PS last year she struggled with the spelling tests the teacher sent home. She finally got to the point that she was able to memorize the list but it didn't cross over into anything else. If she needed to write the same word that was on her spelling test somewhere else, she would misspell it. She is reading very well (at the end of 1st grade the PS teacher said she was reading at about a halfway through 2nd grade level) and if I give her a list of some misspelled words along with one that is correctly spelled (eg BOK BUK BOOK), she almost always can pick out the correct spelling, but if I asked her to spell book she would get it wrong. So, what I'm asking is, is this totally abnormal or is it all part of the process? I know we need to do something to work on spelling, but I think giving her a spelling test every week would be a waste of time and energy as she can't seem to retain it. Any suggestions for a spelling curriculum that might help her catch up? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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