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Spelling difficult words - Make it an acrostic

 

Some words just don't follow a pattern and may be hard to sound out.  Sometimes, visualising a difficult word in a different way can suddenly make it stick. Create a phrase from each letter of a word and turn it into an acrostic, which can be easier to remember than the word itself. Try these, or have your child make up their own!

Because:
Big
Elephants
Can
Always
Understand
Small
Elephants

Ocean: Only Cats’ Eyes Are Narrow
Rhythm: Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move
Necessary: Never Eat Chips Eat Salad Sandwiches And Raspberry Yoghurt

 

Or. as we learned from one of the Chaffinch children this week, you can use an acrostic to help recall just a difficult part of a word.  For beautiful the eau pattern is hard to remember but not if you know that beautiful elephants and unicorns can help!

Another spelling idea - now the snow's gone you can use shaving/bath foam in the bath or shower.

Another spelling idea - now the snow's gone you can use shaving/bath foam in the bath or shower.  1

Spelling idea of the week:

Image result for spelling scribble

Please let us know if you enjoy this spelling art idea!

Mrs Dodds is looking for other innovative ways to help learn your weekly spelling patterns.  please let her have your ideas so she can share them on this page. 

Ideas to help learn spelling

Ideas for new reading books.

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