My child's school has a spelling words practice method called "look, cover, say, write see" - which is a list of words the kids say, sound out and practice their spelling with each day.
The test method is the teacher calling out the words, and the kids writing the spelling words on a sheet of paper for marking.
My child had an issue where they weren't confident sounding out the spelling words, and so they failed to create an association when practicing from [sound]->[spelling word], merely just formed a visual association from looking at the sheet.
To fix this association problem, I took to daily drills on top of the practice sheet, calling out the words and having the child write them every day. This solved the problem of not being confident of what the word sounded like, and the association from word sound to writing it.
My feel like my child should create this association independently. (Much as I like practicing with them). But it didn't seem to be working using the learning technique on the sheet.
My question is: How do I get my 7 year old to learn their spelling words independently?