I came up with this story the other day while making flashcards for one of my students. Mnemonics are great.
In order for this mnemonic to work properly, you should try to imagine the story in your mind. Pictures you make in your head are easier to remember than actual images.
To reinforce it you might make SRS cards to quiz you on the story. Ex – Q – What pets does the middle class kid keep? A ปลา ไก่ เต่า
There is a middle class kid (เด็ก) who likes to keep pets.
He has a fish (ปลา), a turtle (เต่า) and a chicken (ไก่).
Where does he keep these pets? In his basin (อ่าง) of course. (Actually try to imagine a big bucket with a chicken, a turtle and a fish swimming around inside it always bumping into each other)
He needs to feed the pets. They eat leaves (ใบ ไม้).
Also, he needs to make sure they don’t get out so he keeps a big plate (จาน) on top of the อ่าง.
Yes, I left out the other 2 as they aren’t vital when you first start reading. If you are solid on this story its easy to add in the other ones.