Here are some mnemonic aids for spelling to assist in teaching or learning written English. They are all in the form of "acrostics" (sentences where the first letter of each word makes up another word):
From Barbara D. Martin (9/00):
To spell the word "geography":
To spell "arithmetic":
R.Beck tells us (9/00) that she never writes the word calendar without subvocalizing "Daughters of the American Revolution" to get the ending correct. Very appropriate, as a calendar is a date/time system and a calender is a machine for smoothing paper between rollers.
Here are two spelling aids sent in by Marcus Lewis-Price (10/00):
To remember the start of "beautiful":
To spell "necessary":
A separate page details the rare few spelling rules that exist for the English language.
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