Originally Posted by faye
Northern mama it doesn't matter if he can spell or not sod the wiggly red lines let him get his thoughts on the screen and then sort the from there!
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I would recommend turning off the spell check and the grammar check during the initial drafts.
Those wiggly lines can stare at him accusingly and cause him to lose confidence. Turn them off until the polish work is being done.
Also, let's face it. Kids are being taught today much differently than when they were taught in the 60s and early 70s. Kids are not taught to read or write phonetically these days.
Yet, there is something to e said about it in my opinion.
If you can get books on phonetic writing techniques, he may be able to spell enough of the word phonetically so when he reads it he will immediately recognize the word.
Also, does he text? I am completely against my 13 yo step son writing formally in text-ese. He doesn't have a medical reason, he is just lazy. But, if LOL and CUL8R helps your son feel more control....
Then go for it I say.
You can probably download a text dictionary to learn from. Although, I guess you won't have much use for many of them. Can't see roflmbo in too many essays.