THANKYOU Yoyo123 - really appreciate your advice. Interestingly I gave son the Schonell spelling assessment and he scored 9years 6 months - not as bad as I had anticipated (he is 10.7years)
mistakes included; peir - pair, scate - skate, yoke - yolk, goin - join, fair - fare, curcus - circus, incress - increase, slipery - slippery, loge - lodge, stile - style, bargin - bargain, copes - copies, polisy - policy, veiw - view, cution - cushion, safty - safety, pashent - patient, acount - account, erley - earliest, instution - institution, simuler - similar... I gave some words in the context to their meaning e.g yolk (the yellow of an egg)
Can you or anyone else out there see where I should begin... I have been given Alpha to Omega by Beve Hornsby which is a phonic approach to reading, writing and spelling. Possibly would have a start with vowel digraphs... any thoughts.
Will get the book you recommended from the library. Thanks