Most English words follow a pattern; they often have similar sounds (rhymes) or spellings. However, there are a few exceptions. In fact, there are a handful of words that do not rhyme with another word. We like to refer to these words as standalones. Words That Don't Rhyme The twenty … [Read more...] about Words That Don’t Rhyme
Learning to spell is a progressive process (just like reading and writing), which typically begins using inventive spelling and gradually progresses to conventionally correct spelling by the end of second grade.
How to Spell a Word
- Spelling Rules
- Spelling Words
- Spelling Activities
- Teaching Methods for Spelling
- Pronunciation - Say It Right
Knowing prefixes, suffixes and root words can help a child unlock the meaning of a word.
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|Uses inventive spelling; knowledge of letter-sound relationships to attempt to spell words|
|Spells previously taught words, sight words and frequently used irregular words correctly. Uses inventive spelling to spell untaught words.|
|Spells sight words, irregular words and words that follow phonetic generalizations correctly.|
|Spells commonly used words correctly. Spelling bees typically begin in this grade.|
|Uses references to spell words correctly, e.g., dictionary. Look out for those commonly misspelled words.|
|Uses references to spell words correctly, e.g., dictionary.|