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Misspelled Words

Children tend to misspell the same words; a small number of words make up most of the spelling errors. Our school provided us with a fifth grade word list containing frequently misspelled words. The following 67 words are frequently spelled incorrectly by young students. absence criticize loose recommend ache desert maneuver restaurant accomplish dessert necessary [...]

Studies have shown that a relatively small number of words make up a large portion of children’s spelling errors and writing difficulties. Interestingly, children who struggle with spelling typically have poor handwriting; both of these acquired skills use the same motor processes. Referencing two spelling demon lists, we carefully selected 120 words that young spellers [...]