The Reading and Writing Process is so vital and I sometimes feel overwhelmed when I think about teaching it, but this chapter as well my project helped alleviate some of the stress. A really great part of the chapter was the portion about Online Publication Sites. I think that this is a great way to get students confident and comfortable with their writing. When I was in grade school the local paper would publish Kids Korner which was all local elementary school kids' writing. Everyone loved seeing their writing in the paper, and I rememeber it forcing us to also take great pride and make sure we had little to no errors in our writing.
I have tried to work with my study student on writing and showing him different ways to spell words he doesn't know. The case for not just him but all the students in my class, they just ask myself or CT. I have ran into problems with the process of sounding the word out with him because he struggles so badly with letter sounds. When we work together, we work on the very basic phonetic awareness and I try to sprinkle writing in when I can. He is a great artist so I encourage him to draw first and then write. Another technique that I use is have him write what he can and just spell how he would, then go back and have him read aloud to me what he wrote and write it down and then go back and show him the words he struggles with.