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Jul 3, 2012

20 Best Tips for Teaching Spelling Booklet! (for free)

From the creator of All About Spelling and All About Reading come this GREAT short and quick tips e-handbook and I'll just say briefly that it really cuts to the core of teaching spelling. Its okay if you don't use the curriculum, you can still go to the website and sign up for the Tip of the Week in Spelling and Reading and this one was so good I thought I'd share it with you! But to actually read the full descriptions of each tip you can subscribe to the weekly tips for FREE! Here's the link to the booklet: All About Spelling/Reading

Here are the tips:

  • Spelling Is More than Just Memorization
  • Break Words into Sounds
  • Represent Sounds with Phonograms
  • Multisensory Activities Are Best
  • Color-coded Letter Tiles Accelerate Learning
  • Reliable Spelling Rules Save the Day
  • Silent E Has Five Jobs
  • Teach Syllable Types
  • Tame the Rule Breakers
  • Teach Word Parts
  • Make Review a Priority
  • Dictation Exercises Are Important
  • Teach Proper Homophone Usage
  • Provide Diverse Writing Opportunities
  • Keep the Focus!
  • Reading Builds Up Visual Memory
  • Keep Lessons Short but Frequent
  • Misspellings Can Be a Teaching Opportunity
  • A Strong Foundation Is Key
  • Use a Roadmap
As a newcomer to homeschooling, and someone who needs to rely on education materials to guide my way, stuff like this is really helpful in guiding me so I can guide my children and set them up with a strong foundation in phonics!

Grace To You,

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