Figure out how your child learns best. Then apply one or more of the following strategies toward remembering spelling words:

  • Have your child write each word five to 10 times. Do one word before moving on to the next one.

  • Say each word and have your child write it down. After he spells all the words, let him correct his own paper. (This fosters greater attention to detail.)

  • Write each word in large letters for your child. Have him trace each with a finger, saying it while tracing. Have your child keep doing this until he can write the word from memory.

  • Dictate the words into an audio recorder. Pause after each word to allow your child time to write it as he listens to the tape. Now your child can practice again and again without your help!

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