Are you looking for ways to teach students to spell words correctly in any context? If so, keep reading.
1. Make the student proofread all their written work for spelling errors. Praise them for correcting each spelling error.
2. Get the student to write current spelling words in various places (e.g., smartboard, transparencies, on a posted list at their desk, etc.) throughout the classroom as they are learning them.
3. Compose sentences, paragraphs, etc., for the student to read that repeat the student’s spelling words throughout the written content.
4. Make sure that the student’s spelling words are those that they see on a routine (schedule) basis, rather than infrequently, to enable correct spelling and use of the words.
5. Minimize the emphasis on competition. Competitive learning activities may cause the student to hurry and make spelling mistakes.
6. Give the student self-checking learning resources. Require the student to make corrections before submitting work.
9. Acknowledge quality work (e.g., display the student’s work, congratulate the student, etc.).
10. Give chances for the student to use apps to write stories. They should check the spelling of words with the computer’s spell-check.
11. Make the student use the dictionary to find the correct spelling of any words they cannot spell correctly. Emphasize spelling accurately.
12. Minimize distracting stimuli in the classroom when the student is working on spelling and related learning activities (e.g., place the student in a carrel or “office” space).
13. Get the student to write a sentence daily for each spelling word.
15. Praise the student for spelling words correctly in all contexts: (a) give the student a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the student an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).
17. Consider using one of the tools from of spelling apps list.