Kaylie - posted on 10/24/2012 ( 47 moms have responded )
So I have temporary care of my kid sister. She is eight years old. She doesn't seem to have any learning disabilities, but she also seems very behind her classmates..especially in spelling and reading. It can be blamed mostly on lack o practice.. But now that she is with me, we've been studying for spelling tests and reading. I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks. We have been practicing our words every night. The test is Thursday, and she only has three of her words memorized. I've made flash cards, word scrambles, asked her to write a story using the words.. I know she can learn them. She just seems very discouraged and isn't putting in the effort. I add words I know she knows to help her fell proud, but she doesn't seem to be proud. I'm very encouraging whether she.is spelling correctly or not.. She isn't fighting with me.. She just isn't trying. Any help?