Teaching spelling to a sixth grader who never properly learned My sister never really was taught so great how to spell and she really cant spell. she can spell basic words but she cant really spell anything else. She tries hard to spund the words out but yet she cant write them down on paper. If I read her writing I feel as if Iam reading a first graders work not a sixth graders. She is a pretty good reader except sometimes she adds words or letters to her sentences, but she will go back and fix it. I really wish I knew what to do for her I started again with the basics like letter sounds but she knows all the letter sounds. I really want to find out what is wrong and why she cant spell. If any one has any ideas that will help her spell, or help me teach her to spell I would be so thankful. I just dont want her going into seventh grade like that. She is not classified under learning dissabled so I dont want her to fail in middle school becasue she cant spell. thank you in advance if you have anything to help me.