By Joanne A. Jesena
Is your child tired of drills and spelling lists? Your child's reading and writing skills can improve by doing enjoyable and purposeful activities.
· If your child can already explain his drawings, write his explanation or story below his drawings.
· If your child can already spell, let him write his own story. Don’t worry if he invents his own spelling (beginning spellers usually only write the consonants). Inventing a spelling of a word is a step towards conventional spelling. Provide him with a dictionary (with pictures, if possible) if you want him to find out the conventional way a word is spelled.