I like to use as many hands-on strategies as possible. I will give students one strategy at a time to see what works with that student. I also like to use letter cards to help the students build the words on their own and remember the spelling that way. As far as the rules of spelling go, I like to give them to the students along with the words they are working on. This will help reinforce the rules as well as the spelling words. Spelling goes hand-in-hand with reading and writing. I believe a student needs a strong foundation in spelling to help boost reading and writing.