She just goes into a panic mode about some words, making wild guesses about the letters -- guesses that DON"T EVEN MAKE SENSE! There simply is not enough time in the day for her to master 20 spelling words every week and keep up with her other homework. She seems to be a kinesthetic learner. I decided to try having her writed the words correctly while I spell them out for her verbally. Maybe that will help. I try teaching her the spelling rules but then she applies them to words that don't fit the pattern (and there are plenty of them). She is really just gonig to have to keep memorizing the spelling, which is the way she generally learns to spell. Any suggestions on how I can improve her memory of something so incredibly abstract? She is in 3rd grade if that helps.