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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:21 pm 
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Does anybody know whether a couple (or four!) of misspelt words in a creative writing piece would be heavily penalised?

My dd seems to be unable to write more than 2 sentences without making a mistake. Extensive reading hasn't really helped and any learnt words are soon forgotten.

Ds at same primary school is much better at spelling, he learnt to read with Ruth miskin method btw, which apparently breeds better spellers!


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 Post subject: Re: Spelling
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:22 pm 
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'Embarrassment' ? I don't know about creative writing specifically but this is a very commonly misspelt word. Hope this helps. FP

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 Post subject: Re: Spelling
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:59 pm 
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I thing there must be an online training program, you just have to pay for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Spelling
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:08 pm 
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It depends which one you get wrong, getting were instead of where and their instead of there would be penalised as it is so very basic. DG


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 Post subject: Re: Spelling
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:56 pm 
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If you are give a spelling in the passage or question & then spell it wrong - that is a definite penalty. Homophones also need to be correctly spelt to convey your meaning so of & off, there, their & they're, etc would be marked down.

Depends on the school testing but most schools will not penalise for difficult spellings. The Latymer mark scheme says not to mark down for technical errors in the comprehension but looks and marks down for syntax errors in the creative writing section.


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 Post subject: Re: Spelling
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Is there any good vocabulary website for 11 plus ??


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