Which side of the spelling fence are you on?

Spelling can become a big debatable issue with educators as well as parents. There are some who sit on the side of the fence with the weekly spelling lists that are memorized for the Friday tests (only to not be applied in their writing-oops, now you know which side of the fence I’m sitting on!). Then there is the other side of the fence where words are actually studied-their patterns and their phonics attributes. Of course, some people are sitting ON the fence-they believe in both methods. Read this article to see both sides, and then form your own opinion.


What side of the fence are YOU on? 


About shannonjoe

I teach 3rd grade. Love Jesus, teaching, reading, running, and working out.

Posted on December 2, 2011, in Spelling and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I think kids should walk in quiet, straight lines…
    And I am standing on your side of the fence!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. This has nothing to do with the fence — 🙂
    Just had to come over and tell you that you cracked me up about your 6th graders’ wind in your comment. HA!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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