Should we teach spelling in adult education?
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on November 3, 2016 - 3:08pm
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Is spelling an important topic to teach in adult education? In How the English Language is Holding Kids Back, the article sates, "English-speaking children then spend years progressing through different reading levels and mastering the spelling of more and more words. That means it typically takes English-speaking children at least 10 years to become moderately proficient spellers—memorizing about 400 new words per year—and because they forget and have to revise many of the spellings they’ve previously learned, "learning to spell is a never-ending chore."
So, how do you address spelling with students? Do you think that we should focus on spelling in our classrooms? Think about this: The English language has over 200 ways to spell 44 sounds. Knowing that, is spelling instruction important to cover and if so, how do you teach it?
I'm looking forward to your comments and ideas.