ESOL Ww/E1.1c Develop strategies to aid spelling
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(i) Know and apply some strategies for remembering words learners want to spell, e.g. use a simple mnemonic, highlight common letter combinations in colour
(ii) Understand the value of using visual memory to learn English spellings
(iii) Sound letters out and segment a word into syllables as a spelling strategy.
- Learners practise spelling key words in context, following discussion, reading and writing of simple texts. Learners look at and try out different strategies for remembering spelling, focusing on the part of the word that presents difficulties: circling or colouring the part of the word they have problems with; sounding out the spelling phonetically and pronouncing silent letters; segmenting words into syllables; breaking words up into parts, e.g. yes–ter–day; looking for words within words, e.g. foot ball, week end; using colour or splitting up words to highlight visual features, e.g. L ee ds, L on d on, So mali a; using a personal mnemonic; using Look Say Cover Write Check.
- Learners choose five key words from their own writing to learn to spell. They practise in pairs, using strategies that suit their learning style, helping and testing each other before being given a spelling quiz.