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5th grader very poor writing skills, spelling errors


Area of Concern: Help with all Subjects

Submitted by: Parent

Grade Level: Elementary School

Competency: Below Level

My son is in 5th grade and being served under the LD label in the public school system.

His spelling is horrid. He makes many spelling errors ( he can spell the same word three times on one page and it is spelled three different ways) , punctuation errors, and cannot format a paper, segment paragraphs, etc…

His teachers have simply been ignoring his writing problems for several years. His spelling hasn’t even been corrected, so he thinks his spelling is correct.

He is very bright and if taught, will be able to correct these issues.

Any suggestions are appreciated.



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