How To Teach Spellings To Kids Easily
Spelling Homework were really a nightmare for me!
Do you also feel so?
But I slowly understood what is best in teaching spellings to primary kids and get them ready for dictation at school.
Now let me share what I do when teaching my son Zayan spellings after finishing each lesson. In a traditional method here in India soon after finishing lesson teacher gives hard words from the lessons as a weekend homework only to conduct dictation on Monday. This is called spelling homework. I follow
Read Loud – Spell Out – Write It Down
approach when teaching spellings. I find this best for my kid and I am sure you will also.
- Read Loud
First read the word with correct pronunciation. Without knowing the word there are more chances that kids might miss pronounce it. Take this word as example. Ex: Medicine . Without knowing the correct pronunciation kids might read it as med-aik-ine. So before teaching the spellings first read aloud all the words and ask them to repeat. This will help them in relating the words they are hearing and letters they are seeing on paper.
- Spell Out
Now that kids have pronounced the words lets relate the sound with the letters in the word. lets take the same example word Medicine. Here in this word we can break the sounds as we hear Med/i/cine. In these three syllables med is like a cvc 3 letter words that is easy to read and understand. Then we have vowel i sound.
In the end we have cine which is little difficult to explain.
We have soft sound of letter c( letter c takes soft sound as /s/ if it has vowel next to it).Then long vowel i sound , letter n sound and in the end vowel e.
Do this for few words and as they progress kids themselves will be able to break the sound with syllable in the word. You need not explain rules for all words just breaking of sounds is enough which will help them to relate the sound in the spellings.
- Write It Down
Now finally its time to practice. After doing the above two steps make them practice by writing few times. Though I call it as traditional method writing is necessary as I believe “Writing one time is equal to reading ten time”. It is indeed. Even while writing reading is important. So give then 5 words to practice writing at a time. After writing each word ask them to recall what they have written by covering with their palm. This will boost their confidence and help them to remember.
Every kid is different some might learn fast, some learn and forget and some might take more time.There is no shortcut practice and revision is the key.
Though the method looks tedious, I would tell as parent you should invest time teaching your kid.Their is no other option. Without giving time you cannot expect a primary student to read and learn himself. So all the best in teaching spellings!!
53 thoughts on “How To Teach Spellings To Kids Easily”
Please send basic word list
Here is the link to download the list of basic words for preprimary kids
Can you share me story A greedy dog
In limited sentences
For the story telling Competation
More worksheets for grade 1
Please provide more worksheets for grade 1
Can you Please share all worksheets in the next education ukg books . It will help my son to learn.
Thanks making simple fun in teaching
Please mam, post more worksheets for grade 2 for English like composition, vocabulary and to learn complex words
Mam plz send small easy story for 1st class
you are simply great mam, your all worksheets are awesome. I am your old subscriber. videos are also great . keep doing such wonderful work in worksheets and videos. all the best wishes for future success.
Thankyou Ma’am. Glad you liked the work.
You are doing an amazing job as a mother and as a teacher!
May the Almighty bless you and your children.Thank you for sharing all your work with us here.
Very useful for kids thank you mam
Very nice explanation
Very nice mam
you are doing a great job maam n thanks for sharing
Every topic is helpful for me to teach students..thank you splendid moms
English grammar, comprehension, grade 1
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please provide with more maths worksheets
Thank you so much mam
Aap as a teacher and mother dono rupo me perfect h.
Bs aap es kaam ko band mt krna
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