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Better Spelling

Better Spelling

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  1. Better Spelling Presenter: Krista Hiser Holomua Writing Instructor

  2. Better Spelling • Attitude: Spelling is not the Enemy • WHY you’re a lousy speller • Common patterns of error – What’s Yours? • A Few Rules • What Can You Do?

  3. “Pijin Wawrz” • De tawt hi waz wan a dem. • Big Ben da bichreya. • Hi wen ple ap hiz Loko rutz, bat hi wen put daun his kalchrol heritej. • Aefta da riilekshenz awv 2022 hiz bainaeriz wen go awl balistik aen hiz progaemin kam awl haemajaeng. • Hi wen go mek da maendeit daet dea was tu bi no Pijin in skul watso-evaz. • From Lee Tonouchi’s story “Pijin Wawrz”

  4. Question? • Papah • Pepa • Paeper • Papur

  5. Answer • Greek: papuros

  6. English Spelling is NOT phonetic • It is based on word roots from other languages like • Greek, Latin, and French. • Who decided on spelling?

  7. What’s in a Word • Vowels – open sounds, in pairs or alone • Consonants – closed sounds, often in chunks or pairs • Syllable – a vowel + consonant unit that makes a “beat”

  8. Modalities: • Visual • Auditory • Kinaesthetic

  9. Spelling Tests • Spelling Tests • Spelling Tests • Spelling Tests • Spelling Tests • Spelling Tests • Spelling Tests • Spelling Tests Spelling Tests

  10. A few rules… • I before e, except after c • Or when it sounds like “a” • As in neighbor, and weigh. • Weird, Their, and Neither • Aren’t the same either.

  11. A few more rules… • When two vowels go out walking… • The first one says its name, • The second one is silent • (wait, beat)

  12. More vowel rules • Silent “e” is a superletter. When it jumps over a letter, it makes the other vowel say its name. • Wave, Lame

  13. And don’t forget • Every syllable has a vowel

  14. Rules Don’t Work • Successful spellers… Try it Out!

  15. Patterns of error: • Omission • Contraction • Insertion • Transposed (mixed up) • Doubling • Substitution • Homophones • Vowels and vowel pairs

  16. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling

  17. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling 1. money back guarantee method: track your errors using “Try it Out” method

  18. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling 2. best way: Read and notice words to enhance visual memory

  19. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling 3. use words within words and learn word roots

  20. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling 4. learn prefix and suffix patterns

  21. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling 5. Study words in families (words with “ie”, words that rhyme)

  22. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling 6. Latent learning

  23. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling 7. spellchecker games

  24. 8 Ways towards Better Spelling 8. choose personal words to learn

  25. Thank you for coming Please fill out the evaluations and leave them on the back table.