Spelling Strategy

  1. Stretch the word. Say it carefully and slowly.

  2. Say the word a second time. Write the letters for the sounds you hear.

  3. Read the word again slowly. Be sure you have a letter for each sound.

  4. Circle the word to remind yourself to double check the spelling.

  5. Finish your writing piece.

  6. Check all the circled words in a dictionary, on a word wall, with a buddy or the teacher. See how close to correct your spelling is.