Spelling is about both sounding words out and using your memory.
You must practice spelling sound by sound, and use your memory for the weird bits.
To be a good speller:
In order to be a good speller you need to identify which parts of words you can spell sound by sound and which parts you need to memorise.
The rest of the word you can simply spell sound by sound.
Therefore you only need to memorise those last three.
The truth is that spelling is about both sounding words out and memorising the unusual bits.
If you want to become a good speller you need to know when to spell sound by sound and when to use your memory.
More top tips:
- How to spell ANY word click here
- Vowel lessons to improve spelling click here
- Some memory strategies click here
In school we learn about different spelling rules to help us to improve our spellings.
To help practice these rules, new spellings are given on Monday and tested on Friday.
Each week, a blank template is given to encourage the 'Look, Cover, Write and Check' method. This template is attached below.
The following website allows you to use this method electronically: www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html