Recent research shows that students who are frequently involved with texting are losing formal writing skills. So, how do teachers/parents help students improve skills? It is important to help students learn to read and enjoy well-written stories and texts. And it is important that the teacher/parent insist on correct spelling and grammar in all written classwork.
Use The Sounds Of Words to help struggling learners develop reading, spelling, and writing skills. Encourage learners to enjoy reading, and to frequently practice skills. Then, help students learn to spell words correctly and to write using correct grammar. Notify students that texting language is informal writing, and that they all classwork is to be formal writing. Then remind them whenever they stray from the standard, and expect them to make appropriate corrections.
As the student develops reading skills, spelling and writing skills improve.
P has been doing very well reading, spelling, and writing Level one words. Level one words include the most frequently used words in speech and______________
My reading students chose to participate in their annual talent show recently. They chose to sing along with songs they liked. Once they selec______________
Today is a bright, blue sky autumn day in Southside Virginia. The leaves of the trees are losing their green, and are glowing with reds, orange______________
In many instances, the teacher is assigned a particular curriculum to be used for language arts/English instruction. The material often creates______________
Many struggling learners of English have difficulty with phonemic awareness. They do not hear the sounds of words clearly enough to comprehend ______________
Citizens of the world are interested in learning the English language. English-speaking countries generally value democracy and free enterprise______________
Struggling readers have the desire to be able to communicate with their friends on social media. They wish to be able to read and post messages______________
Readers are writers, and writers are readers. Natural readers enjoy reading widely, often at an early age. They comprehend the words and the t______________
Today I helped a learner who is planning to sing a self-selected country song in a talent show this fall. He has listened to the song on the ra______________
Recently I was asked why I insist on teaching phonics to students who are having difficulty learning phonics. My answer to that question is tha______________