Thinking About Word Chunks
What to Bring Up

This year, your child is noticing that many words have spelling patterns or "chunks" that are repeated in lots of other words. Ask him what patterns he is studying in school and help him to look for other words with those same patterns as you are out and about.

Questions To Bring Up

Ask your child, "What if there were no rules or patterns in spelling? What would be the advantages? What would be the disadvantages?"