Make sure L2L have provided a thesaurus and a dictionary if they don’t already have one.
Does your mentee read in their home language? If so check whether they have a dictionary in that language as well.
Recap on last week’s vocabulary – do mini test, recycle it in a different task.
Helping with spelling
Your mentee may have regular spelling tests – if they do, try to find out when these are – you could test them on the week’s words in advance, or go over the ones he/she didn’t get right.
Make sure they know what the words they are learning mean.
Look at the correct spelling, cover, write and then check.
Always focus on the letters or group of letters that are not right – most letters in a word are mostly right, they may have one “sound” wrong.
Use a whiteboard to practise as it is easier to have a go if you can rub it out.
Do “odd one out” exercises to get them to spot the right one.
Gapfill sentences where they have to use the right word.
Always collect words in groups of similar patterns.
Never try to learn There / Their together!
Match words to meanings
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