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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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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”







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.”


-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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