There are many different ways students learn. Brains function completely differently and it is a grave mistake to teach using the “one size fits all” approach. Just like we wouldn’t expect kids to wear the same clothes, we shouldn’t expect them to learn the same way.
Here are a few – of the very many – approaches that can be used to enhance spelling learning.
1. Encourage reading: but don’t push it. Find a book with a subject that is wildly interesting for your child. Don’t force them to read. Just show them the book and see if it ignites an interest. if not, move on to the next one.
2. For younger kids try finger painting to encourage familiarity with letters and words.
3. Story-telling: Get your child to make up a story and then have him/her experience writing it with guidance from you.
4. Use phonics and sight words – but choose the one that most suits your child. In other words do they respond better with audio or visual? That way you can decide which would be better for them.
There are many ways to improve spelling issues. You just need to find the right one for your student.