I don't remember how spelling and handwriting was taught when I was in elementary but I DO know that my age bracket (25 30s) with the exception of maybe a million or so who make "Millennials" look bad are overall no dummies. So WHY has it changes and what exactly has changed? I have students who cannot spell sight words to save their lives. They know them and read them just fine. I'm cringing reading these personal narratives. "My famile and me whent to disny world last sumner." "Aftr that we wint in sid and plad mincraf" Win I get home me and my brothers plad games.<--- actual lines typed from the personal narrative I'm grading at this moment. What is going on here? This is not the only child. This student can read and comprehend very well. He's on a level P. So why is handwriting sketchy and his spelling this off. I don't think this is dyslexia. If so, then about 60% of the grade level needs to be tested because honestly that many write and spell like this exactly. What in the actual world is this? Jesus take the Wheel! How and what are they teaching for spelling in K-1st?