Using the Trace, Copy, and Recall method will help your child spell many words that he/she is having trouble with. Have your child use a piece of writing paper. Draw two lines going down to create three columns. Have your child label the three columns with the titles “Trace”, “Copy”, and “Recall”. Have your child write four or five frequently misspelled words that he/she is having trouble spelling in the “Trace” column. Then, fold over the “Recall” column so that only the first two columns can be seen. Working with one word at a time, have your child trace over the letters of the first word with his/her finger saying the letters aloud. Next, go to the second column and write the word exactly as it is done in the first column. Having your child say it aloud as he/she writes it. Finally, have your child flip over the paper and write the word from memory in the third column. Encourage your child to practice a small group of words at a time. When your child feels confident, have your child skip completion of the middle column.