Reading & SpellingLiteracy

Explained simply, reading is being able to recognise (or ‘sound-out’) written words. Spelling however is the reverse. Spelling involves forming and ordering letters in order to represent the written form of words. Typically, students read more words accurately than they are able to spell. In schools it is common to find students whose reading performance is age appropriate but whose spelling performance is below average. Finding students with the opposite pattern is much rarer. For most, spelling is more challenging than reading.

Reading & Spelling