Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “My Kid Can't Spell: Understanding and Assisting Your Child's Literacy Development” as Want to Read:
My Kid Can't Spell: Understanding and Assisting Your Child's Literacy Development
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

My Kid Can't Spell: Understanding and Assisting Your Child's Literacy Development

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
My Kid Can't Spell is a readable and accessible handbook for parents who want to play a more active role in their children's reading, writing, and spelling development. Spelling, after all, impacts virtually every aspect of reading and writing, and it is the key to unlocking literacy. But helping your child with spelling can be confusing. When is the right time to correct ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published December 2nd 1996 by Heinemann Educational Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about My Kid Can't Spell, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about My Kid Can't Spell

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-21)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Stacey
Nov 11, 2014 Stacey rated it really liked it
I have long been fascinated by what makes someone a good speller. It seems that some people just have an innate ability to spell while others struggle with it throughout their lives. This book author affirmed the notion that some spelling ability is indeed innate, but he also stressed that there are strategies that can be used to improve spelling abilities. Of course, there are some who truly have a spelling disability but most people fall on some sort of continuum without having a disability ...more
Dayla
The research has been out so long about spelling, but no one drops the course because parents know how to work with their kids on spelling. So, have at it, parents.

Do you know the difference between a bad speller and a very bad speller?

A bad speller knows when he/she is about to spell something incorrectly.

A VERY bad speller doesn't have a clue it is even wrong.

Now that that is settled, just be all of your communication on automatic spellcheck. Donna S, my sister, that includes you. My sister
...more
Jen Munnerlyn
This looks like a great book to use with parents as well as with staff when working on realistic (developmental) expectations for spelling.
Robyn
Feb 24, 2008 Robyn rated it liked it
Some new information for me about what makes a strong speller and a challenged speller. There are some techniques for training and compensation as well as description of the stages of spelling.

Michelle
Michelle rated it really liked it
Jul 23, 2014
michael sharp
michael sharp rated it liked it
Nov 12, 2014
Christina
Christina rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2011
Annemarie
Annemarie rated it it was amazing
Feb 13, 2009
Cary
Cary rated it it was ok
Jun 01, 2014
Micheline
Micheline rated it liked it
Aug 18, 2010
Canadian Reader
Canadian Reader rated it liked it
Sep 03, 2015
Livvy M
Livvy M rated it it was amazing
Oct 10, 2011
Jimt
Jimt added it
Jul 20, 2008
Erin Mahollitz
Erin Mahollitz marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2010
Brandy
Brandy marked it as to-read
May 29, 2014
Hob
Hob marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2015
Mario M.
Mario M. marked it as to-read
Nov 25, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book