Errors, causes and action to take
Action • Ensure that students who cannot spell all o f the high frequency words (appropriate for
their age) have a reference list handy while writing (see Appendix 4 and Appendix 5). • Draw attention to these words in reading texts. (For example, you could play a game
against the clock o f ‘Find the word’.) • Work through the words systematically so that students memorise all o f them. Some
students will need to go over them many times before they are thoroughly learnt. • Use an effective memorising strategy. ‘Look, cover and w rite’ can be used, although
many students do not use it effectively. You could choose a more multi-sensory method. The CH IM P strategy (see Appendix 2) meets the needs o f most learners for better retention.