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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