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How do you correct spelling?
by mem82
April 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM
When the subject isn't spelling, do you make them go back and correct? Do you have them write the misspelled word so many times? I can't decide how I want to do this with Cole.

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  • KrissyKC
    April 11, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    For me, it depends on the purpose.   What am I wanting to get out of what we are doing.  

    If the goal is to produce a nicely written paper with proper grammar, punct., spelling, etc... Then yes, I actually circle it when I'm proofing their paper.    I have them correct it (look it up) themselves.

    If the goal is to learn about their science topic, I just correct the word myself and pay more attention to content than spelling...  However, if it's way off, I might point it out extra.

    If it's spelling words, yes... then, they def write them.

    I guess I pay more attention to the point of the assignment.   I don't want to side track the learning about whatever science topic we are exploring by focusing too much on spelling and mechanics.


  • amandae21
    April 12, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    I believe that spelling is best learned outside of curriculum... in real life application. DD is starting a blog. She will use spell check. After correcting the same word a few times, she'll remember how to spell it correctly. 

  • KrissyKC
    April 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    I personally could agree with this, but my eldest two LOVE spelling words.   I think it's what's left over from their public school days.   They seem to enjoy doing a few things "like school"...   Just not everything.   If I don't plan a spelling curriculum they will ask me why.




    Quoting amandae21:

    I believe that spelling is best learned outside of curriculum... in real life application. DD is starting a blog. She will use spell check. After correcting the same word a few times, she'll remember how to spell it correctly. 



  • Jinx-Troublex3
    April 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM
    This..


    Quoting KrissyKC:

    For me, it depends on the purpose.   What am I wanting to get out of what we are doing.  

    If the goal is to produce a nicely written paper with proper grammar, punct., spelling, etc... Then yes, I actually circle it when I'm proofing their paper.    I have them correct it (look it up) themselves.

    If the goal is to learn about their science topic, I just correct the word myself and pay more attention to content than spelling...  However, if it's way off, I might point it out extra.

    If it's spelling words, yes... then, they def write them.

    I guess I pay more attention to the point of the assignment.   I don't want to side track the learning about whatever science topic we are exploring by focusing too much on spelling and mechanics.



  • amandae21
    April 12, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Oh we do spelling too... DD likes it from PS days too lol.


    Quoting KrissyKC:

    I personally could agree with this, but my eldest two LOVE spelling words.   I think it's what's left over from their public school days.   They seem to enjoy doing a few things "like school"...   Just not everything.   If I don't plan a spelling curriculum they will ask me why.




    Quoting amandae21:

    I believe that spelling is best learned outside of curriculum... in real life application. DD is starting a blog. She will use spell check. After correcting the same word a few times, she'll remember how to spell it correctly. 





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