Tips on making spellings easy

Does making your child prepare for the weekly spelling test become a nightmare . I have some tips to take the stress out of learning tricky words.

  • Highlight the difficult parts

    When your child spells. There is one part which they struggle to get. You can help your child by highlighting the parts that they make mistakes on.

    Night  separate said  cheap
    Or there could be two parts of the word they struggle to spell. You could highlight both sections.

    Once they have spent time highlighting. Get them to write the words out again. This time they will pay more attention to writing the parts they were making mistakes with.

  • Mnemonics

    Mnemonics is another way of helping your child to spell. Sometimes highlighting is not a way that your child can learn to spell. They may find Mnemonics an easier way.

    What you do is make the word into a sentence that is fun and easy for your child to remember.


    • Earth – Every Ant Really Tries Hard.

    You can see that the beginning of every word is a letter from the word Earth.

  • Break the word down into syllables

    Another way of helping you child is to teach them to split the words into syllables.


    • Danger can be broken into two syllables. Dan/ger (2 syllables)
    • Forward- for/ward (2 syllables)
    • Elephant- el/e/phant (3 syllables)
  • Say / copy/ cover

    Get Your child to first say the word and write it down. Then get them to copy the word again. The final time tell them to cover the previous attempts and try to write the word from memory. This should be done for all of the spellings.

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