Welcome to the world of I Can Spell. We help children and young adults with all areas of their learning, as well as with spelling High Frequency Words!
On this website, you will find tips and tricks to help your children learn how to spell the most common High and Medium Frequency Words using 2 fun, multisensory spelling workbooks:
My Spelling Book 1: High Frequency Words (the first 150 most common sight words), £2.95, and
My Spelling Book 2: Medium Frequency Words (the next 120 most common words), £2.75.
These fun workbooks are very easy to use and come with instructions. The structure employs methods similar to the Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check used in most schools – but in a much more kinaesthetic and memorable way using NLP visualisation as well. Children eventually spell with their eyes closed, which is the visualisation part and children absolutely love doing this; it focuses children on using all learning styles.
Depending on your child’s ability, your child can learn a small section or just 2 or 3 spellings at a time. There is a section at the back of the workbooks to help you record and monitor your child’s individual progress, together with a certificate of spelling achievement.
For tricky spellings, you can make your own flash cards, with pictures and mnemonics and have lots of fun with them (see below). Or you can model High Frequency Words using clay, Plasticine™ or colourful pipe cleaners. You can use the first letter of our vowel characters to create fun mnemonics to help you remember how to spell tricky words: Annie (girl), Eric (wizard), Indie (dog), Oli (boy), Uppie (bird) and Yokie (cat).
Example of the mnemonic: “does”:
The workbooks are effective spelling resources that teachers use in the classroom and parents use at home with their child. Learning High Frequency spellings is something that every parent can help their child learn.
Take a look at the Parents’ section on activities and games for more ideas, and the Teachers and Schools sections for learning in the classroom. If you would like to send us your own personal mnemonics you have created, we can put them on the website for others to enjoy and learn from.
GOOD LUCK with learning your spellings!