Spelling is difficult for many people, but you can learn to spell better with study and practice. Reading, using a dictionary, and playing online word games can all help improve your spelling. To spell, sound out words to help you figure out their spelling. As an alternative, you can break the word into parts. Learning the spelling rules can help you more easily spell most words, though there are exceptions to the rules. It's helpful to draw a blank on your paper for each sound that you hear. Don't worry about what the word is supposed to look like. Just focus on the sounds you hear when you say the word.

Then, think about which letters might makes that sound. Write out the letter sounds you hear for each sound in the word. Then, put the sounds together to form the whole word. Sound out the word as you’ve spelled it to check your work. Say the word slowly, looking for smaller words, such as "hot" and "dog" in "hotdog." If you can't find smaller words, focus on the syllables or patterns within the word. This makes it easier to spell the word because you can more easily sound it out. Plus, you may already know how to spell the smaller words.Prefixes help so much,a prefix is a short word that can be added to the beginning of another word to change its meaning. Prefixes are always spelled the same way, so it’s best to memorize their spelling.English is a tricky language because even the rules have exceptions. That means that some words won’t follow the spelling rules! However, knowing your spelling rules will help you spell many common words.