The 'Have a Go Booklet' has been a staple in my year 1/2 classes.
The students attempt the spelling of a word they are unsure of and check it with the teacher. There are a couple of ways to do this.
1. Students can attempt 2 variations of the word then get it checked and the teacher can either tick the one the student may have got correct or write it for them in the teacher correction line.
2. Student makes the first attempt and gets it checked. If it is correct the teacher can just tick it, if it is wrong the teacher can get them to try again in attempt 2 (or even tick the correct letters and then the student tries again using the parts they got correct on the first attempt); and then if both student attempts are incorrect the teacher can write the word.
Another thing I then did with my class was once they have a word spelled correctly they added it to their personal dictionary (this meant that if they needed that word again they could find it much more easily as it was in alphabetical order).
My students would use it every day and was a must-have tool for writing.
It was also another piece of work to look through to see what features and parts of spelling seemed to be challenging each child and inform my teaching.
There are 2 cover types to choose from or use both! , both have space for students to decorate and there is an editable space where you can type their names (or don't let them write it :-) ) -
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