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 words
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.
|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.|