Very Difficult Spelling Words

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Very Difficult Spelling Words
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Sat, 11-20-2010 - 9:31pm

I know to most people these would be easy but for a Dyslexic child they are not.

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Registered: 06-09-2005
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 9:48pm

I don't have any advice, but wanted to say words like that are even hard for Joshua and he's not Dyslexic. Just wanted to offer {{{HUGS}}}


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Registered: 09-23-2008
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 9:18am

link to meaning, that's what is important

THIS is "peace"

THIS is piece

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 11:50am

I didn't think of doing it with the pictures.

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 10:59am

Aside from writing them out severaltimes, can he write them with raised paint markers? This helps Bryn, who also is dyslexic. Feeling where the letters are seem to be helpful in remembering them.

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 11:00am

Good points.

We use tactile alot also.

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 7:19pm

I can sort of understand the point of these spelling words, almost.

See, if he is going to be a "compensatory" kid (and likely he will, spellcheck is your friend), homophones will be his nemesis.

If he types, "I go throgh the tunnel", spellcheck will go "NOPE< did you mean "through?" and it's all good.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 9:36pm

Ever look on Craig's List and see how many of these words are misspelled?

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Wed, 11-24-2010 - 10:13pm
Not really sure why you think I'd be offended but okey dokey. My theory is quality over quantity. It doesn't matter how much he puts out its how he does it and how good it is.
I know it is going to take awhile for my son to 'get there' I know he is making great strides but I also know I want him to be a good speller, yep that is my main goal for him. I work with a person who does what you described, types a word in 'word' that isn't a 'mis spell' so 'word' doesn't catch it. She is my co-lead teacher and it really bothers me when she does this and she is so aware that this is a weakness for her. She signs my name to these emails and notes to parents and I do not want people to think I cannot spell when I can. I would much rather have someone admit they need help rather than make themselves seem uneducated. Spelling, English, Literature and History were very important parts of my education. I fully intend for them to be the same for my son.

I do like the idea you gave about having him circle the correct answer. I did the one you gave me about the pictures and it helped him greatly. I even sent the images in to school with him and included a note to his teacher asking if he could see the pictures when he took the test. The only word he missed was 'through' which was a picture of a train going through a tunnel.

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Wed, 11-24-2010 - 10:16pm
Yes I agree, I want him to know the right one to choose. We did 'their' as 'THE ir, THE ir' and it worked for him. I also told him 'piece' you want a 'piece' of PIE. Little plays on words do help him. He did miss through though and honestly I don't know if there was a way to avoid that.

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 10:30pm

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