So, is this the year that you're determined to help out those learners who are really struggling with English spelling? If so, what can you do to really help them make progress?
Here are 6 ideas:
- Emphasise the positive! Avoid reinforcing the idea that English spelling is chaotic and unlearnable. Instead show links. Ask questions like:
- Can you think of other words with a similar spelling? Are they similar in meaning?
- Why do you think it's spelled like this?
Have a happy and rewarding year!