The Ginger Teacher — Spelling

Strategies for struggling writers in higher grades

Strategies for struggling writers in higher grades

I used to teach year 3 (2nd grade) and while the majority of students were really good writers, some still struggled. In the lower year groups there are lots of measures in place which support and help the class. When the children get older it can be harder to use these as they might consider them babyish or they just not useful for older ages.  Here are some of the strategies I have used with older children, they not only encourage them to write but also to help build their confidence with English lessons. No mistake writing The idea behind...

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Teaching Spellings to Kindergarten 

Teaching Spellings to Kindergarten 

I am a big fan of children learning through play for as long as possible. However I also know that this isn't always how schools work and teachers are often required to show progress in writing. This includes spelling beginning words, there are still ways to make the teaching of spelling fun for everyone. So here are some ideas for ways to teach spellings Play dough words Play dough is always fun. Using the play dough to create the letters and words copying the teacher's example. Using building blocks For this one you need to plastic blocks to wrote the...

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