When your child has read a page of Speedy Green words choose 4 or 5 words from previous sheets for them to spell.
FRED teaches the children to use their fingers to break down words into their individual sounds to assist spelling. When children look at their own fingers, it allows them to visualise each sound of the word on a single finger.
The word ‘CAT’ = C-A-T this will have 3 fingers and one sound is put on each finger in turn, working left to right
The word ‘SHIP’ will also have 3 fingers = SH-I-P
The word ‘FLAG’ would have 4 fingers F-L-A-G
The word ‘PLAY’ would have 3 fingers P-L-AY
The word ‘BLAST’ would have 5 fingers B-L-A-S-T
Say the word to your child and ask them to find Fred Fingers. If they find this difficult tell them how many fingers they need to put up. Next pinch each finger as you say the sounds. Finally ask the child to write down the word, pinching the sounds again if they get stuck. Repeat with the next word.