Literacy

Does Spelling Still Matter? (Better Learning for Schools #29)

February 3, 2015

What do Charlie Sheen, Jane Austen, Paris Hilton, John F. Kennedy, Kanye West, and Benjamin Franklin all have in common? The answer—they’re all very well-known, very successful, and very terrible spellers. This week’s blog post and podcast is titled, ‘Does Spelling Still Matter?’ It could also be titled…’Can You Spell Better Than a Middle-Schooler?’ Some of us are just fine chuckling at our own spelling mistakes. Words like ‘acceptable,’ ‘Wednesday,’ and even ‘misspelled’ continue to plague us despite our own repeated effort. […]

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