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What is the best way to help a first grader study spelling words?

"My son is having trouble with spelling words. There are 10 words given on Mondays and the test is on Fridays. What is the best way to help him study?"

Asked by Kayundra after reading the article, "Helping First Graders with Homework":
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Helpi...
In Topics: Helping my child with reading, Tests (preparing, taking, anxiety!), Helping my child with writing
> 60 days ago

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wala
wala writes:
Hi, we had that issue and had our son start to write the words he was missing 10X each. He definitely got it. We then tried this with our other son and it worked like a charm.
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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi Kayundra, Here is a homework routine we've been doing with our daughter that has been working well for her and you might try with your son...

We do a pre-test as part of Monday night's homework, after giving her about ten minutes to review/study the list beforehand (so the words aren't entirely foreign to her when she goes to spell them). The words she spells wrong in the pre-test, she writes three times. The next night, she creates sentences with the spelling words (the whole list, not just the ones she got wrong on Monday night; and we help her as needed). The next night (Wednesday), she organizes the words alphabetically (we also sit with her and help as needed). Then we take another pre-test on Thursday night before the real test on Friday at school.

Here are some resources on Education.com that you may also find helpful...

Getting R-E-A-D-Y for the Spelling Test
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Spelling_Practice/

The Fast Track to Spelling Success
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/fast_track_to_spelling_success/

Stages of Spelling Development
http://www.education.com/reference/article/stages-spelling-development/

Spelling Information Center
http://www.education.com/topic/writing-spelling/

Learn Sight Words with a Water Game!
http://www.education.com/activity/article/meltaway_sight_words_first/

If your son liked that game, here are more first grade spelling activities you can try:
http://www.education.com/activity/first-grade/?q=spelling
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ssir
ssir writes:
what i think is just,no need of force.but u can teach him by anything he likes like toys,or any other things he likes.
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karanu
karanu writes:
Keep it Simple
   1. Don't force your child to sit at a table and endlessly write out his spelling words over and over again. This becomes drudgery very quickly and only creates resentment on the part of your child. Instead, keep it simple and light. For example, do some quick drills during dinner. Ask him to orally spell five words as you eat, then five more as he is getting ready for bed or before he gets to watch a favorite television show. Have him spell again as you are driving him to school or walking him to the bus stop. Repeat this every day, and by the time the spelling test rolls around, he should easily be able to spell the words.
      Make it Fun
   2. Make learning spelling words fun by creating some games to go along with the words. Many teachers swear by a free online program called "Puzzlemaker" (see Resources). The program lets you create wordsearches and crossword puzzles with any words you wish. Simple type them into the computer, then print out the wordsearch or crossword for your child to do. You can even make one yourself out of graph paper. She will have to learn how to spell the words to complete the puzzle. Or try acting out each word. If your child guesses (she must spell the word, not say it) correctly within a certain amount of time, she can win a small prize.
      Create Incentives
   3. Give your child extra incentive to learn his spelling words. Place a "Super Speller" chart on the fridge or on a bulletin board. For every good test result (you can determine what grade qualifies as "good"), place a star on a square on the chart. When a certain number of stars have been collected, reward your child with a special dinner, movie, game or other event. Try not to bribe your child with toys or money, but instead spend time with him as a reward.
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14yearoldda... , Student writes:
make it fun my mom used to make jokes with the spelling words i had and it go something like this say the word was newspaper we would then read the newspaper together and every time the word newspaper came up she had me spell it
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Deemom
Deemom writes:
I have 2 children with dyslexia and what I have found that helps is letting the child type spelling words in bold print in RED on the computer a few times,then call out the words.Have them take their test on the computer,if they miss one have them spell it aloud correctly,then write again on the computer! Blank out the pg.now take the test again should know all of them by now! We learn ours usually in one night this way.Let me know how this works!
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princepka
princepka writes:
do not let him play to much let him read when his free or you can make him a lesson in school
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janani01
janani01 writes:
write the difficult word in a chart and paste it in ur wall
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andersone
andersone writes:
Spelling is a visual skill.  First have them look at the word, noticing any letter blends, familiar patterns, or smaller words inside the word, like end is in bend.  Say, spell, say the word aloud.  Write the word.  Cover the word and write it.  Check.  However, if your child is not a visual learner, that could be the difficulty.  If their learning strength is auditory, use a tape recorder so they can hear the words spelled.  If their learning preference is kinesthetic, have them draw the letters in a cookie sheet filled with salt or something gritty.
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