There are students who, because of grapho-motor difficulties, do not readily profit from repetitive writing of a word to master its spelling. For some to repeat the letters over and over, is equally ineffective. Searching for each Scrabble™ letter square engages a deliberate attention, holding the letter in mind as the "hunt" proceeds. Noting the arrangement of vowels and consonants in the order presented, further engages attention. Matching the sounding and silent letters to each blank side of the Scrabble™word square, engages both the right brain and the left brain, proving to be highly effective. The movement and action that the child is engaged in, is of particular benefit to kinesthetic learners and those who like to be on the move.
Here provided is the 12 Steps to Spelling Mastery. Click for larger view.
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Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
APOGEE Learning Enhancement Training Systems™
Tappan, New York