Welcome back to the collaborative Simple Writing Series, a weekly feature hosted by This Reading Mama and The Measured Mom! Have you missed any lessons? Click here to see my introductory post and links to our first five lessons.
Invented spelling. Have you heard of it? If you’re in education, you’re certainly familiar with the term and perhaps with the controversy surrounding it.
Invented spelling is NOT:
- a substitute for learning to spell
- an excuse for children to spell the words they’ve learned incorrectly
- a barrier which will prevent children learning to spell correctly
Invented spelling IS:
- a strategy which allows children to approximate spellings before they are developmentally ready to spell them correctly
- a tool which allows teachers to see what a child does and doesn’t understand about how words work
- a useful skill which helps children write more creatively, as they are not confined to vocabulary that they can spell conventionally
Can you tell that I’m a BIG fan of invented spelling for writers who need it? Learn how to teach this simple writing strategy for kids: visit This Reading Mama for Lesson 6: Use invented spelling!
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