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Cued Spelling

Not evaluated for Primary writing

Intervention description

Cued Spelling is a paired intervention that incorporates the methods and approaches of paired reading, with the aim of helping pupils gain the ability to spell confidently and accurately as well as maintaining a high level of motivation. Devised by Keith Topping and colleagues at the University of Dundee, it involves either parent and child or two children working together – in the latter case the roles of tutor and tutee may be fixed, or be reversed from time to time. Working on a brief but regular one-to-one basis (generally around three 15-minute sessions a week, for a period of 6-8 weeks), peer tutors guide the tutee using simple techniques, strategies and prompts to provide immediate feedback and support. A guide for introducing Cued Spelling is available for free via the TES website.

Evidence Summary

Cued Spelling has not been included in any systematic reviews into the effectiveness of educational programmes.

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