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Spelling Strategies. Main Message. Do NOT memorize spelling word lists. Be a strategic speller!. Spelling Strategies. Strategy #1: Pay close attention to short vowels. Strategy #2: Find smaller words. Strategy #3: Break the word into chunks; tap out the syllables.

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Spelling strategies

Spelling Strategies


Main message

Main Message

  • Do NOT memorize spelling word lists.

  • Be a strategic speller!


Spelling strategies1

Spelling Strategies

Strategy #1: Pay close attention to short vowels.

Strategy #2: Find smaller words.

Strategy #3: Break the word into chunks; tap out the syllables.

Strategy #4: Focus on pronunciation.


P ay close attention to short vowels

Pay Close Attention to Short Vowels!

Some Review Example Comparisons

Visible v. Washable

“ible” v. “able”

Gallant v. Excellent

“ant” v. “ent”


Short a like ripping off a band aid

Short A: Like Ripping off a Band aid


Short e leaning over to hear better

Short E: Leaning over to Hear Better


Short i stepping in something icky

Short I: Stepping in Something Icky!


Short o cute puppies

Short O: cute Puppies


Short u getting hit in the stomach

Short U: Getting Hit In the Stomach


Find smaller words

Find Smaller Words

Some Review Examples

*Able=Can

Enjoyable: Enjoy+ Able

I am able to enjoy recess because it is nice outside.

Considerable: Consider + Able

I am able to consider all sides of an argument.

Passable: Pass + Able

I will be able to pass this quiz because I studied hard.


Break the word into syllables

Break the Word into Syllables

Some Review Examples

Evident: Ev/i/dent

Visible: Vis/i/ble

Hesitant: Hes/i/tant

Magnificent: Mag/ni/fi/cent

Improbable: Im/prob/a/ble


Focus on pronunciation

Focus On Pronunciation

Some Week #21 Examples

*The “sh” sound is spelled with ti/si/ci

Direction: I know it’s “ti” because there is the smaller word “direct.”

Musician: I know it’s “ci” there is the smaller word “music.”

Mission: I know it’s “si” because there is the smaller word “miss.”


Spelling strategies

-The sound “en” is spelled “ion/ian.”

-The sound “shen” is spelled with “tion/ssion/cian.”

Direction

Musician

Mission


Take away message

Take-Away Message

  • Do NOT memorize spelling word lists.

  • Be a strategic speller!


Spelling bee

Spelling Bee

  • We are going to have a mini spelling bee to practice these strategies and review for your next spelling test.

  • Use at least one strategy in spelling each word!

  • There are candy prizes.


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