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Some spelling strategiesSome really great tips!!!

Strategies
How to Use Them
Steps for Spelling New Words
1. Look at the word and say it.
2. Spell it aloud.
3. Think about it.
4. Picture it.
5. Look at it and write it.
6. Cover, write, and check it.
Rhyming Helpers
Link a word with a rhyming word that is spelled the same at the end:
unless
mess
Problem Parts
Identify the part of the word that gives you problems and study it extra hard:
wrong
laughed
Creating Memory Tricks
Link tricky words with a memory helper that has the same problem letters:
Tell that mosquito to quit biting me.
Using Meaning Helpers
Pair a word with a shorter, related word that gives a sound clue:
act--action
hea--health
Divide and Conquer
Divide a word into smaller parts:
team/mate
beauti/ful
ar/ti/fi/cial
Pronouncing for Spelling
Pronounce a word correctly:
pro/ba/bly
Or make up a secret pronunciation:
ch
oc/o/late