A multiple-choice quiz where the pupil selects the only correct spelling of the word that fits in the gap in the question-sentence.
Each time the quiz runs, a random selection of 20 spelling words are chosen from a list of 100 high-frequency words. Each selection of answers targets common misspellings such as omitting silent letters and mis-placing the "magic e".
The quiz keeps score and tells the pupil their score at the end.
This can be run as a whole-class activity on the IWB or as a guided activity with an individual pupil.
Using this quiz frequently, with discussion of mistakes and associated spelling rules, will gradually bring familiarity with both spelling patterns and exception words.