When you learn your spellings, it is a good idea to learn it in this manner:
1. The sound - how you correctly pronounce the words.
2. The meaning - what the word actually 'does'.
3. The context - where you would normally use the word - Bough, Bow, for example.
4. The antonym - what is the opposite of your chose word. (If any)
5. Any prefixes, or suffixes which will change the meaning - unhappy.
You might like to use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method:
LOOK at the word
SAY it out loud
COVER it up
Did you spell it correctly? Great! Try with a new word.
Did you get it wrong? What mistake did you make? Now, have another go!
You can consolidate your learning by using your spellings in a sentence.
Fun things to try:
Words within a word
How many words can you make using only the letters of your spelling?
What is the longest word you can make?
Use a pyramid format to spell your word:
Got some scrabble tiles? Use them to spell out up to 10 of your spellings. Which spelling is worth the most points?
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