Spelling: Memory aids

Rhymes and silly phrases can really help you remember spellings. For example, 'Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move' helps you to spell the word rhythm.

Quick tips for tutors

Memory aids includes:

  • Common strategies to support spelling
  • Using mnemonics
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Recognising syllables
  • Common groups of letters in English words

Downloadable Factsheets

Help with spelling
Remembering spellings
What are letter patterns?
Memory aids

Downloadable worksheets

Syllables: writing a poem
Syllables in Haiku
Syllables
Practice sheet with suggested words
Words within words
Mnemonics: ways to remember difficult words

More from Skillswise

Words to watch out for
Common letter patterns
Root words