Spelling Rules!

December 2, 2014

Spelling is tricky.  Too many kids depend on spell check to do the work for them, but you have to get close for it to recognize the word you are trying to spell.  In 6th grade Study Skills, one area we are focusing on is spelling – learning a few rules (and common exceptions to those rules) that can help students become better spellers. We aren’t simply memorizing lists of words, but we are learning rules that can be applied to numerous words in various situations and subject areas.  While not all of us have brains that easily memorize the correct spelling of all the words we encounter, we can learn to apply simple rules that will help us get close enough for spell check to recognize what we are shooting for.