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home-use phonics/spelling programs


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Posted Mar 14, 2001 at 12:00:01 AM
Subject: home-use phonics/spelling programs

PASSWORD>aa23yfdDzNXjMI am a tutor at a community college and one of my students is interested in improving his spelling. His LD is such that he struggles with writing and spelling. We worked on his writing during his tutoring time last sememster, and he has made great progress, but he spelling is something he still struggles with. His course load and my time constraints make it difficult for me to do much within tutoring. Can anyone suggest a home program he could use to improve his spelling? Most of the things I've seen are geared to work within a school or lab setting, and he really wants to work independently. Either computer-based or audiotapes would probably be best. He's very motivated, and I'd really like to help. Pat

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aamjT37qc5iCc: I am a tutor at a community college and one of my students is
: interested in improving his spelling. His LD is such that he
: struggles with writing and spelling. We worked on his writing
: during his tutoring time last sememster, and he has made great
: progress, but he spelling is something he still struggles with.
: His course load and my time constraints make it difficult for me
: to do much within tutoring. Can anyone suggest a home program he
: could use to improve his spelling? Most of the things I've seen
: are geared to work within a school or lab setting, and he really
: wants to work independently. Either computer-based or audiotapes
: would probably be best. He's very motivated, and I'd really like
: to help. Pat I think what I'd do if I were him would be to get a book like Rudginski's _How to Teach Spelling_, which has lots more words than most spelling programs and goes *much* further, and just start at the beginning and work through it -- practicing words and patterns (HTTS is very phonetically based, & used by lots of LD teachers) until they're mastered. (The book's at http://www.epsbooks.com ) Here's a link to some ways to practice the spelling...

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Check out the "Teaching Reading" and "Homeschooling" bulletin boards on this website. I've seen something called Spelling Power recommended, although I don't know it personally. People on those boards have oodles of programs, and some would be suitable for HS/college.

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