Spelling is important for many reasons. Among others, communication skills, reading and spelling skills are closely related and help develop overall literacy.
At Internacional Aravaca School, yearly we celebrate our Spelling Bee in Primary. As children are required to spell words while on stage in the library, that practice helps them to develop their self confidence and communication skills.
As it became a tradition since last year, winners were also awarded with a special gift to encourage them to continue practicing spelling using amazing games.
As Cynthia Lewis said, teacher at Harvard University who wrote numerous scholarly articles on Shakespeare and his contemporaries: “It’s not enough to be able to spell “magnificence” in your bedroom. You have to be able to spell it at the microphone during the spelling bee.”