How to Give a Spelling Test

Multiple-choice tests that present several versions of the same word, only one of which is spelled correctly, sow confusion and reinforce misspellings.

“Invented Spelling”

No child should be asked to use the tools of a written language until his teacher has taught them to him.

Just a Spelling Error

How is it that when it comes to preparing your taxes or writing computer code, “close enough” is not good enough, but when it comes to literacy, “almost” is OK?

Mobile Devices and Spelling

Just a few days after the school shooting in Ohio, someone at a school in Georgia reported a shooting threat that caused that school to be locked down for several hours. Here’s the threat as it was reported to the authorities: Gunman be at west hall today. Here’s the message typed by the sender: Gunna […]