Primary 5 & 6 English- Commonly Misspelled Words
Some children are great at spelling! Others..not so good. Here is a list of commonly misspelled words. Spelling is highly important when a child reaches Primary 5. This is because components such as Editing and Comprehension Cloze rely heavily on how well a student is able to spell a word. For example, the student may know the answer in the cloze but unfortunately spells it wrong. This is considered as completely wrong and the full mark subtracted off (yes, there is no such thing as a sympathy mark). The same for Composition. A student may have good ideas and is descriptive in her writing. However, if the compo is peppered with spelling mistakes, a lot of marks will be subtracted off from Language.
Thus, I have compiled a list of commonly misspelled words. This list is of course, incomplete. Every time your child makes an error in spelling, add on the word to the list and memorize it. Test your children during the school holidays. For Primary 5 students, learn all the 60 odd words by heart now and for the Primary 6 students, highlight the ones that you don’t know and memorize them.
This has been given to all my regular students. For other parents, I am unsure if you are able to copy and paste these words from my blog.
P6 Commonly Misspelled Words