By grouping words by sound and colour they are much simpler to learn. Miss Oh No colours graphemes that make the O sound pink. She is a pink monster and makes the O sounds. She helps children to learn to spell works that have these sounds.
Learn one word, get one word free by grouping the words by spelling and sound.
Now use colour, draw, paint, make and play games for fun and engaging learning that uses all senses. Learning in different ways helps children to remember these words.
Similarly, ‘to’ and ‘into’ are easier to learn when grouped together. Cool Blue colours graphemes that make the oo sound blue. He is a blue monster and makes the oo sounds. He helps children to learn to spell words that have these sounds.
We explain to children that the tricky part of ‘the’ is the ‘e’ sound. It is making a different sound to what has been taught. We say that Tricky Witch has cast a spell on the letter ‘e’ to make a different sound. We colour code these tricky graphemes gold.