“LSCWC” look, say, cover, write, check.
This method has been used in classrooms for many years. It is a method where children use a mix of learning styles to help them learn a list of words. The VAK learning style uses the three main sensory receivers: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic (movement). All three sensory receivers are used within this process in order to assist all learning styles.
This instruction calls the child to “Look” carefully at the word. This does not mean a cursory glance but it is an important part of the process. Look carefully at the word. Are there any tricky parts in this word? Are there any parts in the word that go together, eg “ck” or “igh”? Take a ‘photo’ of the word to keep in your brain to help remember the way it should look.
This instruction calls the child to “Say” the word. This verbal direction helps to reinforce the word in a different way.
This instruction now covers the word for the child
This instruction calls the child to “Write”. Now the child needs to recall the image in their brain and write. It is good to encourage the child to write quickly so the word becomes automatic from brain to paper.
The last instruction calls the child to “Check”. The child checks if their word matches the word in the yellow box and the next word appears.