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Why some kids can’t spell and why spelling tests won’t help

Learning to love words
Some thinking about spelling....

"Parents and teachers should consider these questions as they reflect on the ways in which spelling is approached in their school:

  • Are all children learning to love words from their very first years at school?
  • Are they being fascinated by stories about where words come from and what those stories tell us about the spelling of those words?
  • Are they being excited by breaking the code, figuring how words are making their meanings and thrilled to find that what they've learned about one word helps them solve another word?"