OTHER GOOD STRATEGIES

Written by THRIVE Program Teacher, Tyson Schoeber • Last Updated: 03-15-2017

This page outlines a bunch of different strategies and ideas to help you improve your spelling skills! Try them out and see which ones work best for you!

SYLLABLES

There are only six different kinds of syllables. Knowing how they work has many benefits!

MNEMONIC TRICKS

Silly sentences and acronyms can be a good way to remember some hard-to-spell words!

LEARN WITH A FRIEND

Give each other tests or make up flash card games.

This printable page is set up to help you do just that but scrap paper also works!



SPELLING CITY

… includes many fun games and activities. Lots of them are free and it doesn't cost a lot to unlock many more.

FINGER WRITING

Trace your words on different surfaces with a pointed finger — the top of your desk, a piece of carpet or pretty-much anything with a neat texture.

PLAY GAMES

Games like Boggle and Scrabble can be great for improving spelling skills.

WHEN WORKING ON A COMPUTER

Use text-to-speech to help you edit your work.

SIGHT WORDS

Some words have irregular spelling — and they just have to be memorized!

DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES

Many people misspell the very same words! Here's a list of the most often misspelled words!

LOOK FOR PATTERNS

English is full of patterns! Look for them! Set up a notebook and create lists of words that fit any patterns you find (i.e. words that begin with "ph" or words that include "tion").