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									  Better
 Spelling
Presenter: Krista Hiser
 Holomua Writing Instructor
Better Spelling
   Attitude: Spelling is not the Enemy
   WHY you’re a lousy speller
   Common patterns of error – What’s
    Yours?
   A Few Rules
   What Can You Do?
“Pijin Wawrz”
   De tawt hi waz wan a dem.
   Big Ben da bichreya.
   Hi wen ple ap hiz Loko rutz, bat hi wen put
    daun his kalchrol heritej.
   Aefta da riilekshenz awv 2022 hiz bainaeriz wen go
    awl balistik aen hiz progaemin kam awl haemajaeng.
   Hi wen go mek da maendeit daet dea was tu bi no Pijin in skul
    watso-evaz.
   From Lee Tonouchi’s story “Pijin Wawrz”
Question?
   Papah
   Pepa
   Paeper
   Papur
Answer
   Greek: papuros
English Spelling is NOT phonetic
   It is based on word roots from other
    languages like
   Greek, Latin, and French.
   Who decided on spelling?
What’s in a Word
   Vowels – open sounds, in pairs or alone
   Consonants – closed sounds, often in
    chunks or pairs
   Syllable – a vowel + consonant unit that
    makes a “beat”
Modalities:
   Visual
   Auditory
   Kinaesthetic
Spelling Tests
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A few rules…
   I before e, except after c
   Or when it sounds like “a”
   As in neighbor, and weigh.
   Weird, Their, and Neither
   Aren’t the same either.
A few more rules…
   When two vowels go out walking…
   The first one says its name,
   The second one is silent
   (wait, beat)
More vowel rules
   Silent “e” is a superletter. When it
    jumps over a letter, it makes the other
    vowel say its name.
   Wave, Lame
And don’t forget
   Every syllable has a vowel
Rules Don’t Work
   Successful spellers…




        Try it Out!
Patterns of error:
   Omission
   Contraction
   Insertion
   Transposed (mixed up)
   Doubling
   Substitution
   Homophones
   Vowels and vowel pairs
8 Ways towards
 Better Spelling
       8 Ways towards
        Better Spelling

1. money back guarantee method:
     track your errors using
      “Try it Out” method
   8 Ways towards
    Better Spelling

     2. best way:
Read and notice words to
 enhance visual memory
   8 Ways towards
    Better Spelling

3. use words within words
  and learn word roots
       8 Ways towards
        Better Spelling

4. learn prefix and suffix patterns
    8 Ways towards
     Better Spelling

 5. Study words in families
(words with “ie”, words that
          rhyme)
8 Ways towards
 Better Spelling

6. Latent learning
 8 Ways towards
  Better Spelling

7. spellchecker games
       8 Ways towards
        Better Spelling

8. choose personal words to learn
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