I'm looking for a bit of advice as to how to motivate DS who has just started at secondary school. He is a capable speller, however makes appallingly careless spelling errors on a frequent basis.
I once used to teach a checklist of the different types of errors students make which I should probably try and dig out for him. He came home today and mentioned that he, along with half the class, had the spelling age of 15.10 which rather than cheering me up only increased my frustration.
What I'm wondering is whether to use a tinsy bit of bribery eg more computer time or just try persuasion (again). As a former English teacher I find this particularly galling!
Ed. Having reread this it's suddenly struck me that perhaps it's deliberate: the great spelling rebellion