There are 5 Helpers... Stuck in My Head is for those words that most kids just *know* how to spell... mom, dad, cat, stop, etc. Although they may know them, often times they "forget" that when they are knee-deep in the mental task of writing.
Once a student remembers that he or she has Been There, Done That, it's Copycat to the rescue. Students can also Copycat words from the Word Wall, vocabulary ladders, books, picture dictionaries, etc.
There's also the important Turtle Talk for phonetic spelling and Phone a Friend for when a real-live helper is needed. ;-)
My fave teacher friend, Jessica Bolejack, created the idea for these helpers, and I whipped them up in a pack in my TPT Store. The posters are included with 9 different backgrounds, so you can easily match them to the colors in your classroom.
I hope these posters will help your emergent writers as much as they help mine! I'm off to enjoy the first "should-be-a-school-night" evening of my Spring Break!