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 Spelling Spelling Spelling Spelling Spelling Spelling Spelling Tests Tests Tests Tests Tests Tests Tests Spelling Tests 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 Thank you for coming Please fill out the evaluations and leave them on the back table.