Students are going to make spelling mistakes. Making mistakes is all part of the learning process. It’s your job to correct those mistakes without interrupting the learning process or creating other difficulties.
Here are some specific techniques to correct spelling mistakes both during the lesson and at other times.
Correcting spelling mistakes during the lesson:
Correcting spelling mistakes outside of the spelling lesson:
Avoid inventive spelling.
Whether you are in a lesson or not, avoid inventive spelling. Inventive spelling reinforces incorrect spelling that will have to be corrected later on in the student’s education. In addition, students need to be able to recognize incorrect spelling in their own writing, and rewrite the word correctly.
For more ways to avoid, recognize and correct common spelling mistakes, check out these resources: