Spellings! Spellings! Spellings!
At some point in your parenting career you will have the pleasure of finding a little list of spellings in your child’s book bag. For some children spellings may come reasonably easily but for anyone who struggles there are some really useful rhymes and mnemonics that can help. I’ve gathered together a list of 20 that you might find useful!
The best mnemonics:
because – big elephants can always understand small elephants
chaos – cyclones, hurricanes and other storms
laugh – laugh and U get happy
ocean – only cats eyes are narrow
rhythm – rhythm has your two hips moving!
said – snakes and insects dance
The best words-within-a-word:
believe – never believe a lie!
dilemma – emma faced a dilemma
environment – a new environment will iron it out
hear – you hear with your ears
piece – a piece of the pie
secretary – a secretary keeps a secret!
separate – there’s a rat in separate
special – the CIA has special agents!
there – here, there and everywhere!
together – the knight and his horse went together to–get–her
The best rhymes and sayings to learn!
difficulty – Mrs D, Mrs I, Mrs FFI, Mrs C, Mrs U, Mrs LTY!
embarrassed – remember two red cheeks!
lose – if you lose something, you loose an ‘o’
necessary – remember two sleeves and one collar!
So there you have it my top 20 mneumonics, words within a word, rhymes and sayings to help you help your child learn some tricky spellings. Can you think of any others? I’m working on a range of pocket-size spelling cards at the moment for parents and teachers with children in Reception all the way up to Year 6. Please show your interest below!