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Write Words

How Write Words Works

  • Select list and test child on all spellings.
  • Make a list of the spellings the child got wrong - this is now their word list.
  • Write out the first six spellings from their word list.
  • Show child first spelling for 10 secs.
  • Child attempts spelling.
  • If spelling is wrong, write out spelling 4 times correctly.
  • If spelling is correct, continue to second word and repeat process.
  • Practise all 6 words daily.
  • At the end of the week, test the child on the 6 spellings.
  • If the child gets the spelling correct, cross the word off their list.
  • If the child gets the spelling wrong, keep it and that word will roll over into the second week.
  • Each week there should be 6 spellings to practise.
  • I.E if child got 4 out of 6 in their spelling test, then they keep the 2 spellings they got wrong and add 4 new words.