Ella the Bad Speller

by Robert Kraus

Ella is a horrible speller, but the Spelling Bee is coming up and Ella really would like to win. So, with the help of her classmates, teacher, and parents, Ella studies and practices spelling words every chance that she can get. Anyone can do anything if they put their mind to it! An easy to read little story of perseverance and friendship.

After reading this story, come up with a class list of spelling strategies that kids use when they have trouble spelling. Copy these strategies on a chart and display so that others can adopt some of these strategies.