‘Spelling’ Blog Posts
Tips for Writing Sentences (and Stories!) with Your Spelling WordsOctober 20th, 2021 2021-10-21T13:44:11-07:00 2021-10-20T14:26:48-07:00
Most teachers assign spelling words homework at some point. The assignment may be to use their spelling words in sentences or to write a story using their spelling words. Both of these assignments can be daunting for a lot of kids. Read to find out what you can do to make these assignments easier.
Spelling and Auditory ProcessingOctober 14th, 2019 2020-04-29T07:55:17-07:00 2019-10-14T00:38:57-07:00
Auditory processing skills are foundational skills for both reading and spelling. Phonemic awareness and phonics are the first steps in learning to read as well as spell. Both phonemic awareness and phonics depend on the auditory system. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds – phonemes – in spoken words. Phonics is the ability to accurately relate an auditory sound with a visual symbol. This is exactly what we do when we spell.
5 Spelling Practice Activities Improve Visual ProcessingFebruary 5th, 2019 2019-09-24T21:35:15-07:00 2019-02-05T08:00:14-08:00
Spelling Practice Is Impacted by Visual Processing Areas. Many students have difficulty with weekly spelling practice because they don’t remember well. The visual memory associated with visual processing impacts your ability to spell. Kids that have poor visual memory may have difficulty with the ability to store and retrieve information that has been given with a visual stimulus.
Visual Processing and SpellingNovember 6th, 2017 2018-12-12T15:55:48-08:00 2017-11-06T12:00:43-08:00
Difficulties with visual processing areas can affect spelling. Poor visual memory and visual discrimination skills lead to trouble with spelling.
Spelling Activities Solve Spelling ProblemsJanuary 17th, 2017 2019-01-10T17:32:41-08:00 2017-01-17T23:57:37-08:00
Spelling activities improve the underlying problems with learning spelling. Spelling problems are typically due to two different systems impacting your ability to spell, the auditory and visual systems. For example, if you hear a word that you haven’t seen multiple times and need to spell it, you will typically rely on spelling it by sounding it out.
4 Easy Activites to Improve Reading Skills (Part 2 – Spelling)December 6th, 2016 2016-12-07T03:51:28-08:00 2016-12-06T12:15:27-08:00
Improve reading skills and writing skills through spelling. One aspect of reading is called decoding – the ability to sound out words. Another aspect is called encoding – the ability to spell the words you hear. This decoding and encoding ability really go hand-in-hand. Your ability to sound out words you see and then spell words you hear incorporates both visual and auditory processing skills.
Learning Reading Help: Auditory Memory Part 3December 30th, 2010 2010-12-30T09:07:29-08:00 2010-12-30T09:07:29-08:00
Learning Reading Help: Auditory Memory Part 3 In the last post Learning Reading Help: Auditory Memory Part 2 I talked about learning reading and went over some specific activities you can do in just minutes a day to target areas of auditory processing that affect learning reading. Remember, when you need learning reading help you […]
Learning Reading Help: 3 Reasons for Reading StrugglesOctober 22nd, 2010 2010-10-22T15:38:55-07:00 2010-10-22T15:38:55-07:00
Looking for help with learning reading and don’t know where to start? Learning Reading Help Can Be Divided into 3 Categories learning reading skills.
Auditory Processing: Learning Sounds and Spell With EaseOctober 15th, 2010 2019-02-07T17:11:08-08:00 2010-10-15T17:39:03-07:00
Think about it, when a student struggles with learning their sounds they typically struggle with spelling. When you don’t know your sounds or have trouble discriminating one sound from another, spelling can be very hard.
Is your child struggling with dyslexia, reading skills, writing skills, spelling skills?August 16th, 2010 2016-04-26T23:53:28-07:00 2010-08-16T13:09:55-07:00
What is the Best Sequence of Teaching Spelling Patterns to Dyslexic Students?July 27th, 2010 2010-07-27T16:07:30-07:00 2010-07-27T16:07:30-07:00
Hi, My question is what is the best sequence of teaching spelling patterns to dyslexic students? Which spelling patterns in particular will be the most tough for the dyslexics to grasp & what knock-on effect can they have on the learning of other patterns? Which doors would be opened in reading & writing by knowing a […]
Learn Spelling – Teach Spelling With the Spelling PatternsJanuary 19th, 2010 2019-01-11T11:48:16-08:00 2010-01-19T13:13:56-08:00
Need help with spelling? Teaching spelling or learning how to spell doesn’t have to be daunting even if you have a learning disability, dyslexia, or are even gifted. And, yes, even gifted kids sometimes struggle with spelling. Spelling problems are typically due to areas of auditory processing that aren’t working as effeciently as they should […]
B & D Reversals Are Causing Spelling Problems – What Do I Do?October 29th, 2009 2009-10-29T13:29:47-07:00 2009-10-29T13:29:47-07:00
Ashlea S. writes: We have a 7 year old who is in second grade and is having a difficulty spelling. Her spelling used to be great and she didn’t have a problem with it until this year. She wants to write her b’s as d’s and her d’s as b’s. It’s become very difficult to […]
Spelling Problems? Learn How to Make Spelling EasySeptember 14th, 2009 2009-09-14T16:15:06-07:00 2009-09-14T16:15:06-07:00
I often hear from parents that are concerned about their child struggling to learn to spell. In fact Kathy B. writes about her son, “He reads well, but cannot copy from the board or from a book without many spelling errors. The spelling issue is very evident in his written expression also.” Typically when a […]
Spelling, Reading Fluency, and Visual ProcessingJune 18th, 2009 2009-06-18T17:28:15-07:00 2009-06-18T17:28:15-07:00
Hello, I’m interested in a couple of your products. Regarding the Spelling Sense book 1, what ages is this appropriate for? How are the words arranged and how many do you give weekly? I have tried a word family approach with my 9 year old ( just turned 9). He’ll do fine for that week […]
Spelling Problems? What is the Cause and What Do I Do About It?June 4th, 2009 2009-06-04T16:07:07-07:00 2009-06-04T16:07:07-07:00
I can’t tell you how may parents have asked me about their child that has problems with spelling. In fact, my daughter had spelling problems. She came by it naturally – her father was a terrible speller. I’ll never forget how he’d drop off a paper of his for me to type for him when […]