I am taking Fundamentals of Literacy toward my K-6 Certificate, and also sub K-6. I encounter invented spelling in K and 1st, and I think even in 2nd. I know not to correct invented spelling, but I am curious: how and when do you move a child from, say, the invented spelling of "skul" to the correct spelling of "school"? Is it that once you teach them a red word or a word family, they are expected to begin writing that word correctly from then on? And/or: is it expected that with frequent reading and workshop activities, they gradually learn to spell correctly? Also, there have been times when a child comes up to me and will ask something like, "How do I spell 'quiet'?" and I will say, "Let's sound it out. Let's stretch it and listen for the sounds..." but the student is not buying it. He or she will say, "No, I want to know the RIGHT way to spell it." In that case, I say, "Let's think about the sounds first, and then I will tell you what letters need to be added..." Student patiently complies, but usually just really wants me to cut to the chase and spell it. Thanks in advance.