Tips re quiet / quite spelling

(12 Posts)
BeaLola Thu 05-May-16 18:09:34

DS gets these two words the wrong way round and can't find a way to remember eg no acronym - any suggestions welcome please

honeysucklejasmine Thu 05-May-16 18:12:03

Perhaps get him to pronounce "quiet" by emphasising the "et" sound at the end.

I have plenty of words I pronounce oddly in my head to aid spelling. Like "sep-a-rate-ly" which I would normally pronounce "sep-er-ately" which of course, is wrong.

SwanneeKazoo Thu 05-May-16 18:20:23

I was always taught that you put the e inside the word to keep it quiet. Or words to that effect.

Paperm0ver Thu 05-May-16 18:22:03

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LadyPenelope68 Thu 05-May-16 19:16:18

I always tell children I teach that the "I am in the middle of the letters to keep them quiet"

LadyPenelope68 Thu 05-May-16 19:17:22

That should have said to keep the vowels separate and quiet! Pressed enter too soon!

Ferguson Thu 05-May-16 20:30:12

To clarify other word 'confusions' that will occur from time to time, there is no better book to help parents and children, than the Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary.

Search MN book reviews, with my name and Phonics.

mrz Thu 05-May-16 21:33:14

Unfortunately it won't help with quite and quiet.

I would take honeys advice and emphasise the et in quiet. Encourage him to break quiet into 2 syllables qui - /k/ /w/ /ie/ + /e/ /t/

Quite is just one syllable /k/ /w/ /ie/ /t/

After that it's familiarity

Cleo1303 Fri 06-May-16 12:17:26

ET had to keep quiet so he wouldn't be caught. (If he has seen ET of course.)

I bET you can't keep quiet.

Keep quiET or I'll put you in a nET.

Cleo1303 Fri 06-May-16 12:19:48

He took quite a bite.

It's quite a good day to fly your kite.

mrz Fri 06-May-16 17:01:07

My own children were taught the ET mnemonic but found younger kids don't know who ET is

lamusic Fri 06-May-16 18:11:45

Honeysuckle you never want to be se*para*ted from your Parachute

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