Being a therapist at a remedial school sometimes means I have to come up with fun ideas to “drill” spelling words. Most of our students struggle with blending and segmenting of phonemes, so “drilling” aka repetition, repetition, repitition, seems to be best. This read, stick and write method with the post its works well, and they enjoy it too!
I use different colours of post its for the different letters: consonants, vowels and blends. These are stuck at the top of the page, all scrambled up, and the word written in the “read” section:
The student have to read the word, unscramble the post its and stick it in the right order onto the next line:
Lastly, the student writes the word on the “write” line:
Stickers works with this as well, although it does not come off as easily as the post its, so I would recommend to use it on the printable that is not laminated or try a protective sheet that it won’t get stuck to permanently.
Use this read-stick-write method with CVC, CCVC, CVCC, digraphs, trigraphs, blends or vowel combination words.
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