Promote partner work and practice spelling at the same time. Designate one day a week as "Buddy Check" day during spelling. 1. Assign students "Buddy Check" partners. 2. Give each partner set a list of the spelling words. 3. Have the partners give each other the spelling test. After the 1st try, the partner "grades" the tests and then gives the students a 2nd try. 4. If the student misses a word twice, they are to look at the spelling list and spell it correctly.