To this day, I remember the important lessons I was taught and still "hear" and "see" my teachers as they stressed important concepts and strategies.
I had little tricks I used to remember some of them. The word "witch" contains the word "wit" so I thought of a nice witch who had a good sense of humor. Little tricks like that can make difference.
Another example are the homophones "bear" and "bare". The word "bear" has "EAR" in it. Bears have ears! That one is easy.
As I teach homophones we brainstorm for little tricks like that and I'm always amazed the kinds of clues my students think of to remember the correct spellings of homophones.
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