I am seriously considering ditching spelling this year. The only thing that is on our report card is "spells grade level words correctly in written work. So why am I giving spelling homework and tests? I don't see it translate to when they write. My own son studies to do well on the test but doesn't remember it when he writes. Does anyone know of any spelling research on this? Maybe I can do word sorts etc but not have a list, test, etc? Does anyone have an insight?