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Rules of English Spelling

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    1. Key Terms & Vocabulary for Spelling
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    Review the basic concepts behind the English language before mastering spelling! How to Spell breaks down some key terms for discussing words and letters.

    Review the basic concepts behind the English language before mastering spelling! How to Spell breaks down some key terms for discussing words and letters.

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    2. Magic "E" & Silent "E"
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    The silent (or magic!) 'e' makes a huge difference to the meaning and pronunciation of words. This lesson shows you how it works and why it's necessary.

    The silent (or magic!) 'e' makes a huge difference to the meaning and pronunciation of words. This lesson shows you how it works and why it's necessary.

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    3. When to Drop the "E" Before Suffixes
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    English spelling gets a bit unpredictable when suffixes like “ing,” “y,” or “ly” are introduced. In this lesson, learn when to drop the “E” from a root word!

    English spelling gets a bit unpredictable when suffixes like “ing,” “y,” or “ly” are introduced. In this lesson, learn when to drop the “E” from a root word!

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    4. The 1:1:1 Doubling Up Spelling Rule
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    The 1:1:1 doubling up spelling rule is about doubling up the end consonant in words such as: big/bigger, stop/stopped, begin/beginning, and slim/slimmer.

    The 1:1:1 doubling up spelling rule is about doubling up the end consonant in words such as: big/bigger, stop/stopped, begin/beginning, and slim/slimmer.

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    5. Adding "-es" to Nouns & Verbs
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    In this spelling rules lesson, learn how and when to add “-es” to nouns to make plurals, and how to add “es” to verbs to conjugate in the third person.

    In this spelling rules lesson, learn how and when to add “-es” to nouns to make plurals, and how to add “es” to verbs to conjugate in the third person.

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34 Comments
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Suzi T
7:57 AM 15 June 2017
Hello Joann, It took me a while to start to learn how to spell but now am ready and I really like all your teaching strategies,all your lessons is very helpful. thank you. Suzi.
How to Spell
8:06 AM 15 June 2017
Thank you, Suzi. If you have any questions let me know. Keep enjoying learning to spell, Joanne
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Julia A
Is there cc (closed captions)?
How to Spell
No, sorry no cc. But I try to put what I'm saying on the screen.
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Shawna L M
This video freezes about 1/5 way through. I have tried several times to watch it and it freezes every time.
How to Spell
Oh dear, Shawna, that's not good. If it keeps happening you better check with the Curious team. So sorry.
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Don S
I liked the refresher and clarity of the lesson. Thanks
How to Spell
Thank you, Don, your comment is very much appreciated.
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Julie D
You did a great helping me to learn what a proper noun is.
How to Spell
Thank you. Your comment is very much appreciated.
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