I painted a picture of a pitcher. Test your spelling knowledge in this KS3 quiz on words beginning at pi.
"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Hearing music, reading poetry, looking at art and speaking wisely are valuable, life-enriching activities. Spelling, by comparison, is likely to seem rather dull. Has anyone ever said that your life would be enhanced by practising a few spellings every day? Probably not.
And yet, like other exercises, practising spelling will pay off over time.
When you spell accurately, you make a good impression on your audience, who become more likely to pay attention to the content of your writing if they are not distracted by misspellings. You also enlarge your vocabulary, which will give your writing greater agility as you become better able to express meaning. Be warned, though. If you become very good at spelling, all your friends will ask you to proofread their work in future!