When do you correct misspelled words on student papers? I'm not talking about writing that goes through the editing process. For example, when a student responds to a writing prompt as part of a lit center, do you correct the spelling when you look over it? One teacher told me that she corrects the high-frequency words that students should know by 2nd grade as well as the spelling words that they have previously had. She does not correct more advanced words that the students have phonetically sounded out/spelled. I like this approach but then think that a paper goes home where it seems that I've only noticed "some" of the misspelled words. On the other hand, I hate to constantly send home writing that's all marked up (or not marked at all!!). Hope all this rambling makes sense Your thoughts/approaches?