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It's important to remember that writing, spelling and reading are
all inextricably linked together. Good writers, are good spellers
are good readers.
Reading encourages good spelling and writing.
When reading, children use their knowledge of letters, sounds, and
context to work out what words say.
When writing, children draw on knowledge they
have gained from reading - often children will construct a story
with a similar structure and storyline to one they have already
read. This helps them learn the structure of a story
(beginning, middle, end), which kinds of details need to be included
in the story (characters, locations, context) and which order it
needs to go in (sequence).
Typically young children start writing
'stories' as a single sentence. As the child gains more skills,
their stories become increasingly complex.
Writing stories also gives children an
opportunity to use their spelling skills in context. Children need
to know how to spell using the conventional spelling of words, so
that an audience (parent, teacher or other student) can read their
work. This alone can be a great incentive for children to get
the spelling right.