As soon as s soon as she uttered those words, all 30 of us drew in a collective breath of shock. Surely we had not heard this woman say that it did not matter whether or not our children spelled words correctly. Was she crazy? . How could this woman be a certified teacher . No teacher was going to actively allow our children to b reak rules. Meeting over, off we marched to the Principal's office filled with outrage. Luckily, the principal was an expert at dealing with irate parents who cared about their children's education. "Don't worry. I'll have a talk with the teacher," she soothed us. " She's new here. She doesn't quite understand how much we value every aspect of a good education here."
- Decide that you are going to do something about it rather than complain about it.
- Develop a spelling plan. You can do this on your own, or with your teacher.
- If you are in an English class, go over everything paragraph or essay you have written
- Make a list of every single word you have spelled wrong. If you have misspelled it often, add it to your list each time.
- Check to see if there is a pattern.
- Do many of your mistakes involve reversing letters?
- Do other errors involve final endings?
- Do you have a problem with double consonants?
- Are you skipping a syllable, or a letter in the middle of words?
- Are you getting the vowels wrong, even in short words?
There is no magic. The only way you can improve your spelling, and even become a good speller, or at least a careful one is by working at it, developing a plan and sticking to it.
It's up to you.