Spelling long words (1)

a rat
If you can't remember how to spell a word, you need to really look at it closely to find ways to help you to remember. Look at this word: 'separate'. Some people write 'seperate' or 'separite' - these are wrong. Just remember there's 'a rat' in it separate.

Try to look for words inside other words. Here's an exercise you can try: http://www.elgweb.net/wordword1.htm . Find the short words inside the long words. The letters are in the same order.

If you don't know the meaning of some of the long words, check them in a dictionary, then try http://www.elgweb.net/wordword2.htm to try to spell the long words.

Do you know more words that have other words in them? Please put them in the comments if so.

Have fun!


  1. Great idea for a blog. Must find an actual theme for mine at some point, now that the competition is hotting up. Have added links to this and your English Garden site to mine.

  2. Thanks Alex for the comment and the links.

    Other teachers - do head over to Alex's blog for more about the teaching world - very informative and unrestricted by a theme! (Just click on his name at the top of his comment.)