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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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 6:26pm
I've never tried that site. I have done www.spellingcity.com and use it often. I will give that one a try too.

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 6:25pm
I've put corresponding pictures w/ the words before but I've never thought of 'hear' with an 'ear' and such like that. I like that.

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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 1:47pm
Have you tried quizlet.com. You type in a set of flashcards and there are several exercises such as typing in the spelling word based onthe definition..matching definition to word...it tracks progress until mastered...there is sound and no sound option...can add pictures to cards and can print a set.

It also takes you out of the mix which can be nice but you can still track process. Then can practice writing.


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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 9:15pm
I know this is old, but I am bringing it back up because of the book that I am having my son work in. (Writing Skills for Special Children.) He is working on words: hear, here, her, there, their, they're and such that people mix up. The thing is, it gives clues on how to spell them correctly: there is an ear in hear, here is a place and you have to place the r between the two e, there is a place like here, and so on.

The things listed work for all kids - would, is an ould word that you remember by thinking of mom saying "oh you little dear". Through is ough word: "oh you good helper" with the thr on the beginning.

But, this only works if the parents know to help the kid practice the way that they are supposed to remember. (That is, a note needs to go home.) And I think bits of the book are floating around - both our OT and speech therapist had seem parts, but not the whole thing.

So, if you get words like this home....ask the teacher if they have special ways for remembering...they may have them.
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Mon, 11-29-2010 - 4:15pm
Sometimes....'girl' can become 'gril' for example but that is becoming more and more rare. He is still getting his b's and d's mixed up but is getting better at catching it. He tends to miss letters and sounds in the words. Like 'their' may become 'thai' or 'thei' and he totally misses the 'r' sound.

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Mon, 11-29-2010 - 12:54pm

Does he invert or transpose letters or numbers in his words?

My YDD is always doing this. But the sad thing is she honestly just doesnt see a difference between what she has written and what the real spelling is. Just like she cant tell if she is using the wrong leg or foot in dance. She cant see that she is doing the opposite. They always say "Left foot, or other foot" to help her.

Is this similiar to your sons issues?

Am I going to have to watch our for those words too?

B/c she will spell them right...but the letters will be backwards.

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Fri, 11-26-2010 - 11:27pm
I do agree, it is a good idea to have that put in his IEP. I feel like I am constantly learning and tweaking what I have in his IEP. But I guess that's what life is all about, constantly learning, never knowing it all and never having everything right the first time. I just wish I had some magic book on how to get the perfect IEP for him but I guess we all wish that for our kids.

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

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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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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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