Contact Katharine Hutchinson or Anita Dawson for more information about this strategy.

Mnemonics are useful for helping students to recall key words, facts or sequences. A mnemonic can be a song, rhyme, acronym, image, or a phrase to help remember a list of facts in a certain order. They can also be useful in helping students to remember spellings.

Spelling example


big elephants can always upset small elephants

Geography example – passage of a depression

Cold Air (CA) – Warm Front (WF) – Warm Sector (WS) – Cold Front (CF) – Cold Air (CA)

Chesterton Army Went Fighting With Sticks, Coleridge Fled Cowardly Away!

Music example – for analysing a piece of music

Harmony, Dynamics, Texture, Tonality, Instrumentation, Melody, Rhythm

Hello, Dearie! Tell Trevor IM Ready