English Discussion on
 Spelling Activities


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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘spelling activity’?
(2) What do you think when your teacher says you’re going to do some spelling?
(3) What kind of spelling practice do you like most and least?
(4) Do you like the spelling activities your teacher gives you?
(5) Do you have an example of how a spelling activity really improved your spelling?
(6) Do you know of any websites that have good spelling activities?
(7) Is learning spelling in class ever interesting and fun? Should it be?
(8) Do you always understand the reasons why the teacher asks you to do a particular spelling activity?
(9) What are your biggest problems with spelling?
(10) How important is spelling compared with pronunciation, vocabulary, punctuation, etc.?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) Do you like doing spelling activities in class?
(2) Do you ever think spelling activities are a waste of time?
(3) What strategies do you use to remember English spelling?
(4) What do you think are the most difficult things about English spelling?
(5) What things are important for a spelling activity to be successful?
(6) What advice would you give to a student who says he/she is no good at spelling or hates spelling?
(7) What do you like most and least about spelling in English?
(8) How different is spelling in English compared with spelling in your language?
(9) Do you think you need spelling practice in every class?
(10) What questions would you like to ask your teacher about spelling?



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