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

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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
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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
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
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.
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.

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