The habit of forming spellings is better than learning them.When it comes to spellings of words, students usually try to learn them by giving throat reading. They read a particular spelling again and again and learn them like this but when it comes to write them after learning they forget the spelling and write something else. Again when the correction work is given to them they do the same and are thus unable to retain the spellings for long.
Instead of repeating the spellings and giving them throat reading again and again if the habit of forming spellings by listening to the sounds is inculcated in the students they would be able to form the right spelling and won't be forgetting them.
Like we can teach them the pronunciation of -at along with all the sounds of consonants and vowels and then if we ask them to write the spelling of cat, mat, rat, pat, sat they would be able to write them easily. And it will then become a game for them hence they will enjoy making new spellings. This habit of forming spellings should be inculcated in kids at a tender age otherwise they will develop a fear of learning spellings and will often commit mistakes in writing them which later on will affect their marks in examinations.
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