Memory Tricks: Their, There and They’re

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 June 2021 > Pedagogy

We stumbled across this simple visualisation to help pupils remember the spellings of the homophones their, there and they're. We couldn't resist sharing.

It just shows the power of a well-conceived image. "their" refers to a person or people so there's a little stick man replacing the "i". "there" refers to a place so the "r" has transformed into an arrow. And the apostrophe in "they're" has been replaced with a tiny "a" to remind pupils it's the contraction of "they are".

Maybe this could inspire your pupils to come up with visualisations to help them remember other things. If it does, we'd love to see them!