Spelling Strategies

  • This is a spelling strategy you can use to help your child learn their spelling words.  It is very important that they do not write the word in pencil until they know how to spell the word.

    Teacher: Show the spelling word and read it to the student and use it in a sentence.



    Repeat the spelling word

    Spell verbally while reading word

    Finger spell the word on the table while  spelling it verbally (still looking at the word)

    Finger spell again while spelling verbally (hide word)

    Answers 5-6 questions about the word – "What letter comes after the _?”   "What is the second letter?”   "What letter comes before the _”  “How many _ are in the word?”, etc.

    Spell the word backwards

    Write word with pencil/marker