Sunday, July 19, 2009

Spelling Tip

I learned this tip a few years ago, not sure why I never thought about it before. If your students are struggling with the use of "wr" at the beginning of a word as opposed to just using the letter "r", here's a easy trick. Most words that begin with "wr" have to do with twisting/turning in some way. Examples:

  • wrist- your wrist rotates in a circle.
  • wreck- cars get twisted in a wreck.
  • wrench- a tool used in a turning motion.
  • wrestler- twists his opponent.
  • wreath- shaped like a circle.
  • wring- twisting
  • write - you must turn your wrist in order to write.
Those are just a few examples. I hope this helps your students.

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