Series in learning.Is your child learning spelling in schools?

@amadeo (67587)
United States
November 17, 2016 3:20pm CST
Spelling is No Longer in Curriculum – Is Spelling Essential or Ineffective? I am on a series on learning.I cover writing and not spelling. Is your child learning how to spell.If so how are they teaching the child. I am amazed that they are not teaching spelling in school. Then how do they teach it.English class? I remember spelling that we had a test on this every week. Now they have correction on spelling or words when you type.Like here. How does your child or yourself learn how to spell. Along with writing.Spelling is very important.
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
17 Nov 16
I really don't understand education today. Someone seems to think that, because of technology, students no longer need to learn to think for themselves because they can find everything online. But what if something catastrophic happened and all of our technology was lost? People would be so confused and wouldn't know how to live an unplugged life. Spelling sure is important. Words are important. Writing is important. Well, you and I are dinosaurs, I guess. What we think and feel doesn't seem to matter in the whole scheme of things.
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@amadeo (67587)
• United States
17 Nov 16
@CRK109 that is for sure.Claudia.When this happen.Will not be around to see it.
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@amadeo Who knows what the future will hold in store for everyone? If reincarnation is true, you and I very well may come back to get a glimpse! lol
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@JudyEv (125724)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 16
That's true. Kids still need to learn basic maths and 'how' to get the right answers. And the number of mistakes you see in signs and notices makes my hair stand on end.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Nov 16
Sometimes, these days, it seems like nobody ever learned to spell!
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@amadeo (67587)
• United States
17 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 Are you a good speller there my friend.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Nov 16
@amadeo - I certainly try to be.
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@Corbin5 (109340)
• United States
17 Nov 16
I retired from teaching 5 years ago, and spelling was taught. Not sure how things are now. I suspect many schools teach spelling, but probably some do not.
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@amadeo (67587)
• United States
17 Nov 16
@Corbin5 according what I read online.Most schools have discontinued this. Did you have penmanship there?
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@Corbin5 (109340)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@amadeo No, penmanship was abandoned. Spelling and penmanship are important, in my opinion.
@TRBRocks420 (79350)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Nov 16
When I was in school, we had spelling tests all the time.
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@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@TRBRocks420 same here my friend.
@quantum2020 (9497)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
17 Nov 16
Spelling is very important when learning writing. It allows one to recognize the elements in a word
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@amadeo (67587)
• United States
17 Nov 16
@quantum2020 yes,you are correct there.
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@Lucky15 (33754)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
way back, we have spelling quizzes and well, i am ok, haha
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@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@Lucky 15 same here.I loved it
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@marlina (74742)
• Canada
18 Nov 16
|The education system sucks now. Yes, we learned how to spell words properly in my old days. And I am sure happy about that.
@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@marlina same here.We also had homework on this.A great spelling book.
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@marlina (74742)
• Canada
18 Nov 16
@amadeo And I used to do those spelling tests and dictationn and almost got perfect scores every time.
@zarlamain (25143)
• United States
18 Nov 16
At the schools my cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends' children attend, school curriculum includes spelling.
@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@zarlamain yea,this is something I love to hear.
@zarlamain (25143)
• United States
19 Nov 16
@amadeo It's great.
@JudyEv (125724)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 16
My friend's little girl is 5 and before she starts school next year she has to know by sight 300 basic words. But this isn't actually spelling either. Another question I'll have to ask someone. :)
@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@JudyEv Not sure what you mean.But saying at the age she is very smart to learn this.By sight?
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@JudyEv (125724)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 16
@amadeo Sorry. Every child of that age is supposed to know these 'sight-words' by the time they start 'proper' school. But it's to do with learning to read rather than learning to spell.
@responsiveme (16753)
• India
18 Nov 16
And Spelling Bees
@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@responsiveme yes we had those and loved them.
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18 Nov 16
Spelling is still taught a lot over here, but it should be embedded into the curriculum anyway. One problem we have over here is that spell checks are automatically defaulted to American spelling. Another thing that students forget is that if they copy and paste off the internet and it was an American site, the teacher can tell because of the missing u or whatnot. The students can be so stupid!
@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@Poppylicious I agreed on this.they always get caught in some ways.LOL
@jstory07 (68181)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Nov 16
We are going to have a generation of kids that can not do curvise or spell. What is next.
@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@jstory07 how about basic math.Multiply,subtract,divide etc.
@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
18 Nov 16
Spelling Bees were fun
@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@Tampa_girl I remember this well.We had team in our class room.Jolly fun.
• Rochester, New York
18 Nov 16
Just like they stopped teaching cursive! I'm glad my nieces learned it before they stopped teaching it.
@amadeo (67587)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@LisaSteinmetz good for them A shame they discontinued this.