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Learning Resources - Spelling -  An Introduction to Spelling

 Articles:
 
  Introduction
  The Teaching of Spelling
  Learning to Spell
  Good Spellers
  Spelling Strategies
  Practical Spelling Ideas
   

 Activities that
 promote spelling

  WordSearches
  StoryTeller
  Jumbled Words

 

   
In this section we share some of our ideas and experiences that can help you make learning to spell an interesting and relevant experience for your child.

Spelling is one of those skills that, more often than not, children are expected to pick up as they go along in school.  But sometimes it's not that simple and there are many adults now who are poor spellers because they didn't acquire the skill of learning to spell as a matter of course.

There can be a number of different causes for a child not being able to spell, such as having a learning disability related to language, poor motivation, attention disorders and the like.  If you suspect a deeper reason for your child's inability to spell, read or write, you should consult a professional or seek the counsel of your child's teacher.