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Important Points!

1. Students should be familiar with the words they are memorizing. So choose a book that is suitable for your students’ levels. 2. Students must be in the habit of memorizing and reviewing every day. Don’t let them wait until just before the test.

Teacher’s Steps
1. Review this week’s words and their meanings. 2. Introduce your students to their steps below for memorizing. 3. Ask students to do the first page of Unit One using these five steps.

Step 1
LOOK
Look carefully at your new word. Can you break your word into smaller parts? For example, yellow can be broken into ‘yel’ and ‘low’. Does your word look like any other words? For example, ‘red’ looks like ‘bed’, ‘Ted’ and ‘led’. ‘Purple’ looks like ‘turtle’.

Step 2
THINK
Is the word spelt like it is said? For example ‘red’, the spelling and pronunciation are the same. Are there any difficult sounds or silent letters that will make this word difficult?

Step 3
COVER
Cover the word, close your eyes, and try to see the word in your head.

Step4
WRITE
Write the word without looking at the covered word.

Step5
CHECK
Check to see if you have any mistakes.

Look
Look carefully at the word. Can you break the word into smaller parts? Does it look like any other words?

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Think about the word. Is it spelt like it is said? Are there any difficult sounds or silent letters?

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Cover
Cover the word with your hand. Close your eyes and try to see the word in your head.

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Write the word. Don’t look at the covered word.

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Check to see if you have any mistakes.

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