I had my students write without worrying about spelling. I was interested in them conveying their thoughts in words as best as they could. Then we would read it together and I would correct the spelling. They would write the correct spelling in a "personal" spelling dictionary we made so they could refer to it again later. During the year, I could see their spelling skills improve.
The relationship between thought and writing is a direct one. Writing begets thought. Good thinking can is best expressed through writing that has correct spelling and grammar, is conveyed in a logical order and with the writer fully anticpating the needs of the reader. Message: good writing is hard to do.
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