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Better Spelling. Presenter: Krista Hiser Holomua Writing Instructor. 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? . “ Pijin Wawrz ”. De tawt hi waz wan a dem.

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better spelling

Better Spelling

Presenter: Krista Hiser

Holomua Writing Instructor

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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?
pijin wawrz
“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”
question
Question?
  • Papah
  • Pepa
  • Paeper
  • Papur
answer
Answer
  • Greek: papuros
english spelling is not phonetic
English Spelling is NOT phonetic
  • It is based on word roots from other languages like
  • Greek, Latin, and French.
  • Who decided on spelling?
what s in a word
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”
modalities
Modalities:
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinaesthetic
spelling tests
Spelling Tests
  • Spelling Tests
  • Spelling Tests
  • Spelling Tests
  • Spelling Tests
  • Spelling Tests
  • Spelling Tests
  • Spelling Tests

Spelling

Tests

a few rules
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.
a few more rules
A few more rules…
  • When two vowels go out walking…
  • The first one says its name,
  • The second one is silent
  • (wait, beat)
more vowel rules
More vowel rules
  • Silent “e” is a superletter. When it jumps over a letter, it makes the other vowel say its name.
  • Wave, Lame
and don t forget
And don’t forget
  • Every syllable has a vowel
rules don t work
Rules Don’t Work
  • Successful spellers…

Try it Out!

patterns of error
Patterns of error:
  • Omission
  • Contraction
  • Insertion
  • Transposed (mixed up)
  • Doubling
  • Substitution
  • Homophones
  • Vowels and vowel pairs
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8 Ways towards Better Spelling

1. money back guarantee method:

track your errors using “Try it Out” method

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8 Ways towards Better Spelling

2. best way:

Read and notice words to enhance visual memory

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8 Ways towards Better Spelling

3. use words within words

and learn word roots

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8 Ways towards Better Spelling

4. learn prefix and suffix patterns

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8 Ways towards Better Spelling

5. Study words in families

(words with “ie”, words that rhyme)

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8 Ways towards Better Spelling

7. spellchecker games

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8 Ways towards Better Spelling

8. choose personal words to learn

thank you for coming

Thank you for coming

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