Nothing facilitates learning like correcting your own mistakes. Every Monday as we begin a new lesson, we take a Spelling Pre-Test. Most of us teachers think this is for us, so WE can know where are students are at before we actually cover the material, but it is actually for the students.
Checking and correcting their own mistakes makes them less likely to make the same mistakes in the future.. even if they don't always do all their homework.
In my classroom, once we have completed our Pre-Test, we take out our colored pencils (because they are more fun than red checking pencils) and we check our work. Since many of my students are already excellent spellers ;) We all write the corrected word in the right-hand column, even if we got it correct. The dashed primary lines help us perfect our beautiful handwriting.
**This product includes the Spelling Pre-Test with correction column and a Spelling Test. Both promote better handwriting with dashed primary lines instead of answer blanks.