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How to support a child with learning to spell

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grouchyoscar Mon 15-Sep-08 17:26:58

DS (Yr1) got his 1st homework today smile He has to learn some spellings by Friday.

I vaugely remember having a list, covering it up, writing it down then checking for accuracy. I also remember an exercise book were you could cover the spelling up and write it 5 times.

Is this still how it is done or is there a better way now? (It's 30 years since I did this at school)

Any assistance gratefully received

Jux Mon 15-Sep-08 17:34:56

I write each word on a postcard and stick it up in the kitchen opposite dd's seat. That way she gets to see the CORRECT spellings whenever she looks up. I never ask her to spell a word without looking at it, as I am firmly of the opinion that it is better to get it right. When the spelling test comes at school, I'm not really bothered if she gets them wrong - it just means she needs to see them a bit longer.

maverick Mon 15-Sep-08 18:35:14

You might find the following webpage helpful:

If you scroll down there are some tips and an exercise to help with spelling:

grouchyoscar Mon 15-Sep-08 18:59:32

Thank you for your input. There are some great ideas.

DS just did his list of 10 spellings straight off. Why do I worry so much? <<Grouchy scratches her head>>

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