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Improving spelling

  1. 1. Disclaimer:This presentation is prepared by trainees ofbaabtra as a part of mentoring program. This is not officialdocument of baabtra –Mentoring PartnerBaabtra-Mentoring Partner is the mentoring division of baabte System Technologies Pvt .Ltd
  2. 2. Strategies to Improve Spelling Skills Ashwin Anand V Facebook
  3. 3. Spelling Skills Developing pupils’ awareness of letter-sound relationships Dividing words into small parts Identifying affixes to root words Looking for letter patterns Highlighting problem parts Understanding the meanings of words
  4. 4. Developing pupils’ awareness of letter-sound relationships• Draw pupils’ attention to Different sounds for the letter-sound different letters: Examples: relationships and help boy, toy them develop phonics skills. Different ending sounds: Examples:• Let them try foot, food pronouncing new words using phonics skills Different spellings for the same instead of telling them sound: the pronunciation Examples: right away. ‘s’ sound: glass, piece, horse long ‘e’ sound: me, teeth, sea
  5. 5. Dividing words into small parts• Guide pupils to divide words into syllables and identify the ‘small words’ in the word. Dividing words into Dividing words into syllables: ‘small words’: pan/da football = foot + ball cho/co/late breakfast = break + fast Oc/to/ber bedroom = bed + room beau/ti/ful blackboard = black + board
  6. 6. Identifying affixes to root words • Develop pupils’ knowledge of word formation, e.g. adding prefixes and suffixes to the root words.Examples of prefixes:un – unclear, unkindre – replay, reuse Example of suffixes:im – impolite, impatient ed – interested, boredmis – misuse, misunderstand ing – exciting, amazing ful – helpful, beautiful cian – magician, musician ness – happiness, sadness ment – excitement, amusement
  7. 7. Looking for letter patterns Pattern: ough• Draw pupils’ attention to the Examples: letter patterns, i.e. groups of tough, rough, enough letters that often appear together, in lots of English words. Pattern: ight Examples:• Remind pupils to learn letters light, fight, night as a group or pattern instead of as an individual letter on Pattern: ould its own. Examples: should, would, could
  8. 8. Highlighting problem parts• Draw pupils’ attention to the silent letters in some words.• Highlight that some contractions and words sound the same / similar. Examples of contractions and words with the same / similarExamples of silent letters: sounds:Silent d – sandwich, badge it’s vs. itsSilent k – knife, know you’re vs. yourSilent h – honest, hour we’re vs. wereSilent w – whole, wrong who’s vs. whose they’re vs. their / there
  9. 9. Understanding the meanings of words• Guide pupils to understand the meanings of the words learnt.• Draw pupils’ attention to the confusing words, i.e. words with the same / similar pronunciation but different meanings. sun? son? It is very hot. The son / sun is shining.
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