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 Post subject: mnemonic help
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:27 pm 
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My 8 yr old needs to find mnemonics for the following words and we are struggling!! Any help appreciated.Teacher is suggesting we find a word for each of the letters in the given word but cant seem to make it read sensibly then

everyone
everybody
everything
nothing


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:29 pm 
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I'll have a think but, failing that, have you tried rapping/chanting/singing the letters?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:32 pm 
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good idea Ed's mum


everyone
everybody
everything
nothing


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:48 pm 
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Yes chants would have been good but he actually has to write all the words out for each of the given words in his homework book


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:54 pm 
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So he learns the chant in order to write it down?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:58 am 
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it would help him break down the compound words into smaller units.

Then has to remember the shape, spelling,look of 5 small words

every

body

thing

one

no

That's how I would tackle it with pupils who have a blank spot on certain spellings.

mnemeonics for such long words ar pretty cumbersome.

Every Vole Eats Red Yams To Help Initiate New Growth

Every Vole Eats Red Yams But Only Dead Yams ...etc.

Native Otters Eat Tasty Honey In New Guinea

Every Vole Eats Red Yams On November Evenings



aha, sorry Wizard re-reading your post is this for a homework rather than to familiarise himself with the spellings??


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:47 am 
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seems an odd homework - I can understand it for particular "difficult" words but these don't seem to warrant the special help of a mnemonic. :?

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It is odd homework - the example the teacher gave was cat which is much easier to do mnemonics for than the list she gave the kids!!

Thanks to yoyo I have come up with a few ideas to share with my son tonight - I have changed vole to vampire as not sure he knows what a vole is.But seems like this is homework for the parents not the kids.....


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oops the mnemonic gives noething

native otters taste honey in new guinea?

Naughty Otters Taunt Hens in New Guinea?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:07 pm 
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Definately go with yoyo and break down into 5 small words which can then be "stuck" together. Not sure that a Mnemomic would help here, more for lists of words than spelling of words I would have thought.

I can still remember treble cleff that I learned at age 6 Every Good Boy Deserves Fireworks and F A C E - and my DS have learned the same!


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