As usual with the change of month and given I’m working through the SIU review at the moment, I will just draw your attention to this month’s topic, Developing Successful Independent Spellers. Besides what you will read in the article, the other thing to keep in mind in teaching children how to spell, is that it is impossible to teach them how to spell every single work there is. In fact there will be words that evolve that have not been invented yet. So making our children successful spellers is about teaching them how to spell words they will come across every day, but also the strategies to work out how to spell unfamiliar words.
What can you do to help at home? As usual, please take the time to read the article and think about how you can help your children become successful spellers.