POEM: The Spelling Test

OK children
It’s time for the Spelling Test
Remember: no talking
If I see you talking
I will tear up your paper for cheating
Susan, what did I just say?
That’s right, NO TALKING.
Question 1
Suc-cess
Remember my clue:
Two cuffs, two sleeves
Michael, are you paying attention?

I’em a sawin bird in the ski
dragon wing tell mak me fli
a nite in rmer rides my bak
blazin sward helld hi for attak

OK
Question 2
Ne-ces-sary
Here’s the clue
One cup, two sugars
Remember that
One cup, two sugars
Michael, have you got number one done yet?

The prinsess waits in her towa
walls of vine and flowa
a which chains her too a bed
kacklin lowdly makin dred

Michael! You haven’t even started!
How do you expect to write
if you can’t spell?

When I was at Primary School, I was not very good at spelling. Every week I would work hard to learn my list of 10 spellings. Then Friday would come and the test. I always got 10 out of 10 but still my writing in my exercise book had every other word underlined in red for being spelt wrong. I only learnt to spell by having a dictionary next to me and looking up every word as I wrote and by reading lots. Reading helps.

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