When a student is struggling with spelling it can be helpful to increase their knowledge of phonics to help them sound out words. Also increasing the sight words they can spell increases their ability to write effectively. Another avenue to explore is word word families which helps the students see the relationship between words. All of these have helped increase students spelling ability. There are many creative techniques when working with memorizing spelling words that can be utilized with various modalities... artistic, kinetic, dramatic, and logical. These cement the word into a student's memory.