Using Mnemonic Devices to Spell


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What is a mnemonic device?

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1. What is a great spelling mnemonic device for the word 'candidate'?

2. What's the spelling mnemonic device for the word 'laboratory'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Show how much you understand about mnemonic devices using this short quiz/worksheet assessment. You should know how these devices are applied to specific words in order to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully complete this quiz, you must be able to:

  • Define a mnemonic device
  • Identify a mnemonic device used to spell the word 'candidate'
  • Select mnemonic devices used for the words 'laboratory' and 'believe'
  • Choose the best mnemonic device used for 'all right'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what a mnemonic device is
  • Explaining information - make sure you can read about a mnemonic device used for 'all right' and explain it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding effective mnemonic devices for words like 'laboratory' and 'believe'

Additional Learning

Learn more about this technique by reviewing the lesson titled Using Mnemonic Devices to Spell. This lesson provides:

  • Examples of effective mnemonic devices you can use for various nouns
  • A list of verbs such as 'separate' and 'unanimous' and mnemonic devices for spelling them correctly
  • Different types of mnemonic devices, such as funny sentences or breaking down a word