Memorizing the Spelling of New Words

    (It would be useful to print this page for future reference)
    When you come across a new word ALWAYS use the   
    LOOK - THINK - COVER - WRITE - CHECK method to memorize it.
    No doubt you learned this trick in your early school days but it will be just as useful when you are twenty-six as when you were six!
    • LOOK carefully at the new word. How can you break it into smaller bits? Do any of the smaller bits remind you of the patterns of letters from other words?
    • THINK about the parts of the words which might cause problems - double letters for instance, or a vowel that isn't pronounced as you would expect.
    • COVER the word and close your eyes. Try to see it in your mind's eye.
    • WRITE the word down without looking back.
    • CHECK to see if you're right. If not, look carefully at where you went wrong and try again.
    More Hot Tips
    *   Whenever you have to copy a new word from the blackboard, from a book, or from the dictionary always try to write the whole word in one go.
    Don't keep looking back after every few letters.
    *   Try finger-writing:   while you're THINKing about the word, pretend to write it with your finger, on your desk or on your hand. 
    • LOOK carefully at the new word. How can you break it into smaller bits? Do any of the smaller bits remind you of the patterns of letters from other words?
    • THINK about the parts of the words which might cause problems - double letters for instance, or a vowel that isn't pronounced as you would expect.
    • COVER the word and close your eyes. Try to see it in your mind's eye.
    • WRITE the word down without looking back.
    • CHECK to see if you're right. If not, look carefully at where you went wrong and try again.
    More Hot Tips
    *   Whenever you have to copy a new word from the blackboard, from a book, or from the dictionary always try to write the whole word in one go.
    Don't keep looking back after every few letters.
    *   Try finger-writing:   while you're THINKing about the word, pretend to write it with your finger, on your desk or on your hand. 

    Here's a video about memorizing new spellings

    Now look at an example of using
    LOOK - THINK- COVER - WRITE - CHECK



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    Now look at an example of using
    LOOK - THINK- COVER - WRITE - CHECK

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This is the
most useful
strategy
you will ever
learn for
memorizing
new words:

LOOK

THINK

COVER

WRITE

CHECK
 
This is the
most useful
strategy
you will ever
learn for
memorizing
new words:

LOOK

THINK

COVER

WRITE

CHECK