Start with Spelling Help

These ideas for spelling help are really geared toward right brain learners.

This is because right brain learners struggle more with spelling than left brainers.

If you have a right brainer who is struggling in school, spelling is a great place to start. When spelling is presented in a way that a right brain child can understand, they advance very quickly. By advancing quickly in this area you will see their confidence soaring AND they will realize that learning can be fun?..actually, lots of fun!

color, picture, voila!! Spelling is fun!!

In my article Right Brain Left Brain I mention using color with right brainers to help them learn and retain information. Spelling is no exception.

In fact, I'll bet if you truly have a right brain child and you use the spelling help on this page, you can teach them to spell the word "tremendous" today, right after you read this article in it's entirety.

Here is what you do:

  1. Write every syllable in a different color
  2. Fill an entire page with the word
  3. Hold up the paper so your child has to look up at it. The action of moving your eyes up has been proven to physiologically activate the right brain.
  4. Let your child look at this and process it. I will always say, "Take a picture of it in your brain."
  5. After they've taken their picture have them close their eyes and visualize the "picture" they've just taken of the word. Or he may just want to turn away and think about the "picture". This only has to be for a few seconds.
  6. Ask if they can see the word. If they say yes, then have them spell it out loud. If they say no, then do the picture taking process again.
  7. Remember: THIS IS NOT A RACE OR A TEST. The spelling help ideas on this page are geared toward building confidence so it is very important that you do this in a fun, relaxed way. If they do not see the picture, it?s no big deal, just have them look at it again.
  8. Once they see the "picture" of the word in their mind, ask them to spell it for you. There should be no hesitation because in their mind they are literally looking at a picture of the word.
  9. Once they've spelled it with no hesitation, ask them to spell it backwards. Again, they will not hesitate because they are literally looking at a picture of it in their minds.
  10. Go even further with this, ask them what the 3rd letter is, the 5th letter, etc. Prepare yourself to be amazed! The spelling help tips on this page work!

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Before you try to teach your child to spell "tremendous" please be sure they are right brained. The last thing I want is to add to their frustration by trying to teach them how to spell extraordinary when they may truly have something else going on. Like maybe they need glasses.

Remember, spelling help is supposed to be fun!

Practice with these larger words for three or four days and then move onto their regular spelling words. You will be thrilled and amazed at how confident they have become.

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If you have a right brain learner who is struggling in school, spelling is a great place to start. When spelling is presented in a way that a right brain child can understand, they advance very quickly. Read here for more information.

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