7Spelling and reading
Spelling is the toughest single literacy problem to deal with. To spell correctly, your pupil
has to be one hundred per cent accurate in their recall of every letter, whereas to read with
one hundred per cent accuracy you scan words without needing a photographic recall of
each and every letter sequence you see. Spelling is the literacy skill that can trigger off
the highest level of emotional frustration and negativity from secondary school students.