Spelling is one of the subjects associated with memorization for most children and adults. It usually involves reciting words in front of the class, writing on the board, and spelling weekly quizzes and quizzes in the classroom context. However, hands-on games are a great way to go beyond repetitive practice and memorization, so kids can have fun learning to spell.
If students are focused on achieving goals, such as helping the team win, they are more motivated to work on the material and are more likely to learn word spelling by accident.
How spelling works
Spelling words in English is not an easy task but with practice, you can make it easy. If you haven’t seen the shapes written before, you may not always know how to write a word.
Six tips to make spelling fun
Play a game that encourages learning
Games are one of the best tools to motivate children to learn because they aim to promote fun. Learning can occur as a by-product, or it can be a playground. Some games, like spell-oriented apps, are educational, while others, like Scrabble, try to create words from a handful of letter tiles to get the most points. One of the fun things about games involving other participants, like the hangman who has to guess the letters that make up the word, is to learn from the correct or incorrect answers. Anything that starts with __ is a great way to start with a simple first note. For other games, consider the Wheel of Fortune electronic app version, text search, or typing games.
Create something to add a touch element
You may want to get some wooden letter blocks and build a tower to spell words. Alternatively, you can use Lego to create character shapes. Play-doh is the perfect toy for practicing spelling. Start by rolling several pieces into a long snake-shaped tube, then cut them and combine them to make fun letters and words. If you have a classroom for kids who like to get up and move around, you can ask them to organize themselves to create letters and spelled words as a group. Be creative when it comes to how to shape the letters. Even multiple pairs of toothpicks can be learning tools. If you can get letter beads, it may be fun to combine words and wear them as bracelets or necklace.
Find a new way to write
Have you ever spelled a word with glue and then sprinkled it with glitter? Trace words in the air, write on Etch A Sketch, draw on the ground with a stick, write words on the car window after it rains. All of these activities provide children with tactile sensory feedback. Help them learn the spelling. Creating a letter skeleton coat and letting kids jump in different patterns and spell words can be a lot of fun. Why not take some letters from the alphabet soup and put them on a plate, or use stamps to create words one letter at a time?
Use photos to stimulate short-term memory
In addition to writing with a pen or pencil, use brightly colored crayons, markers, and chalk. Have the children write each letter in a different color to create a rainbow-colored sentence. The visually stimulating text also helps with memory, especially when writing letters often lost in different colors. Make a collage of letters cut from a magazine and combine them to make a word. To be perfect in spellings you need to do basic spelling training.
It incorporates sound to assist hearing learners
Write your song, singing the letters that make up the word with a melody. Rhythms and beats help you remember words. Song rehearsals are also a great way to make sure you have the correct spelling when you get stuck. For more fun, try creating a game where students need to spell out in different voices—for example, treble and bass, screaming and whispering, excitement and sadness. You can also organize your spelling games. Ask your children to create their word list, using the easy and difficult things to give to their classmates.
Make connections with people and things that are important to your child
Please take pictures of friends, family, and familiar places, spell out their names and label them. Make a list of the activities and things that are most meaningful to your child, and then practice learning how to spell words. It’s easy to remember what makes sense to you, and having your spelling list can increase the coveted confidence of children if they are struggling. There are some fun games, such as collecting postcards from places that kids like to go (remove markers and stickers on the place names on the front), picking cards from the pile, and having them write their names.
When you learn to spell a word, it’s almost always done automatically, without having to think about the letters you need or the order in which they appear. You can understand how spoken sounds correspond to English letters.