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May 23rd, 2011, 05:29 PM
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It's hard to tell just from spelling lists how a 2nd grader should actually be spelling when writing. My 2nd grader can't spell much reliably except "dad, mom, day, sun," etc. He might spell "mommy" momy, or, for instance, he will write "moove nit" (movie night) on the calendar.

Is this normal for this age (he just turned 8), or are we way behind? I feel writing/handwriting/spelling are our biggest downfalls.

Science, Math, Religion, History, we have a better handle on. Even reading they are decent at, I think. I was always pretty good at writing, handwriting, and reading, but I haven't figured out "my way" of teaching these yet, and I'm afraid it's showing...

I have our end-of-year assessment coming up (for NY state) pretty soon and I'm worried spelling & writing may be a problem area.
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