As adults, don't we all have those words whose spellings pester us? I love a good spelling trick. I only know the difference between "affect" and "effect" because "a" in "affect" is at the opposite end of the alphabet as "v" for "verb" so in my brain they go together. If not for this little trick up my sleeve, I'd be up a creek.
Over the years I've collected and invented a few tricks that help my writers spell a few of the first grade words that pester them. Most of these tricks happen to be kinesthetic, which John Medina, the author of Brain Rules, would be pleased to see. He believes that movement improves memory, and we all know he's right. Enjoy.
(Thanks to Garrett's mom for giving me permission to use this video. He gives a great demo!)
I would love to add the tricks up your sleeve to my collection. Please do share.