Spelling Helper, Vocabulary Builder

Hi, Tutors,

In both Basic Literacy and ESOL tutor trainings I stress that buildinging vocabulary is essential to comprehension and language acquisition.  I paraphrase Stephen Krashen:  With lots of grammar and no vocabulary, students can say [or comprehend!] almost nothing; but with lots of vocabulary and no grammar, a student can say [comprehend] almost anything.  We also talk about spelling and how “eccentric” spelling in English can be.  Here is a terrific interactive website that will help learners with both spelling and vocabulary.  While it is pitched to the K-12 group, it is not too childish for adult learners.

http://www.spellingcity.com/

Check it out.  Let us know what you think!

Happy Hump Day, lder

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