Fun ways to learn spelling words

Here are a couple of fun ways to learn those all important sight words.

1. Using ‘wiki sticks’ – these coloured, malleable and slightly sticky objects can easily be bent into letter shapes and words. Then they can be reused!


Modelling spelling words with Wiki Stiks
Wiki Stiks can be used to make spelling words

The tactile properties of the sticks and the mental effort required to form the shapes may help children learn the words.

2. Coloured chalk out in the school yard.

Using coloured chalk to practise spelling words
Children using coloured chalk to practise spelling words
Spelling with coloured chalks
A child uses coloured chalk to practise sight words on the concrete

Learning High Frequency words is a part of learning to spell. It is useful for those odd words that don’t follow the rules.

SENIA 2014

SENIA or the Special Education Network In Asia held its annual conference at UWCSEA East in Singapore.

Mr Bob was pleased to attend


  • Mathematics
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  • Restorative practice


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