Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Tricks For Spelling Difficult Words

In this worksheet, students will learn some helpful tricks to help them spell difficult or irregular words.

Worksheet Overview

A mnemonic is something that helps us to remember things.

 

a rainbow

 

For example, some people use the first letters of the saying 'Richard of York gained battle in vain' to help them remember the colours of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).

 

Mnemonics can be very helpful when we are trying to spell difficult words.

 

two elephants

 

'Big elephants can always understand small elephants' is a well-known mnemonic for spelling 'because', but there are many others, too.

 

In this activity, you can practise using mnemonics to help with spellings, but you can also make up your own mnemonics.

A good mnemonic can be anything that helps you remember what you need to remember!

 

boy trying to remember

 

Let's get started.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
    Finalist
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents