Mnemonics—Memory Devices

Oct 10, 2009 by

Help students develop memory devices to help them remember spellings of words. This research-supported technique works especially well with second language learners and special needs students. Share common ones or ones you have made up. Here are a few to get you started:

  • all right – Two words. Associate with all wrong.
  • friend – Friends till the end.
  • hear – I hear with my ear.
  • there – Is it here or there?
  • potatoes – Potatoes have eyes and toes.
  • separate – There is a rat in separate.
  • together – to + get + her
  • arithmetic – A rat in Tom’s house might eat Tom’s ice cream.
  • family – Father and Mother, I love you.

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