At an English teachers’ convention, cheat notes are in; spelling is out.
During a seminar on the changing role of spelling, teacher Rebecca Sipe said there are no bad spellers, only “challenged” spellers. And challenged spellers are often first-rate English students who love to read and write but get discouraged by fussy English teachers wielding red pens.
Readers see words spelled correctly many times; they build vocabulary, including a knowledge of word roots. I’ve seen many bad spellers; none were first-rate English students with a love of reading and writing.