Spelling Tutoring

Some students need additional support with their spelling skills. Many schools teach spelling with a bias toward visual modalities. A fun, systematic, and multisensory approach (incorporating visual, auditory and kinesthetic modalities) best helps all kinds of learners learn spelling rules and patterns of English words, and helps them retain and learn how to spell.

An example of the multisensory approach to spelling would be the Trace, Copy and Recall method. Students analyze words and group them accordingly, e.g. regular, irregular, and rules, e.g. the Rabbit Rule or the Dropping Rule. Reading practice is also encouraged as a part of spelling tutoring, as it helps students develop the mental formation of sight words.

Our tutors work with multisensory approaches that include building phonemic awareness, strengthening sound-symbol associations, the seven syllable types, roots, prefixes and suffixes of words, grammar and syntax and vocabulary instruction.

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The Basic Spelling Vocabulary List

“The list contains 850 words that account for 80 percent of the words children use in their writing — the ones they need to be able to spell correctly.

Mastering this relatively small corpus of words yields a high rate of return. For example, the most common 1,000 words are used 13 times more frequently than the next most common 1,000 words. It also provides teachers flexibility in planning spelling instruction, providing an opportunity to give children the “basics” while supplementing with other spelling words germane to classroom activities.” – Reading Rockets 

Spelling Tutoring, Brooklyn Letters

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