Learning to spell         Try this when studying!

1.  Look at the word.

  • What are the letters in the word?
  • What does the word mean?
  • Does it have more than one meaning?

2.  Say the word.

  • What are the consonant sounds?
  • What are the vowel sounds?

3.  Think about the word.

  • How is each sound spelled?
  • Do you see any familiar spelling patterns?
  • Do you see any suffixes, prefixes, or other word parts?

4.  Write the word.

  • Think about the sounds and the letters.
  • Form the letters correctly.

5.  Check the spelling of the word.

  • Does it match the spelling on your word list?
  • Do you need to write the word again?