Have you ever had a student have problems getting through the Spelling Zone? Do you have suggestions for helping students complete the Speling Zone?
I met with a couple READ 180 teachers today, and one commented that her students were having trouble in the Spelling Zone. I learned that she was having students write the correct spelling of words they missed and giving them copies of the passage so they could copy the correct spelling of words. The problem with that is that the students were not truly studying their spelling words. The software was assuming that the students knew some words they did not really know. Those words were appearing again in later segments as mastered words and causing the students problems. I told her that what she was doing to "help" the students was hurting them. The students were not learning spelling words and were stalling in later segments.
What ideas do you have to help students in the Spelling Zone?