Saturday, 28 March 2009

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!
Johanna

2 comments:

  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.

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  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.)

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