Instruction & Practice in Applying Time-Tested Spelling Principles
(Idea S of Phonics & Spelling: Everything to Know Now about Teaching &
Learning American-English Phonics & Spelling)
Who It’s For: Teachers, Helpers, Language Learners, & Readers Wanting Better Spelling
Why You Need It: To write new vocabulary, English users ought to follow spelling rules that go beyond regular phonics patterns. These pages explain and illustrate six (6) consistently useful principles.
What You’ll Do:
 Understand & follow procedures for doubling consonants; dropping,
adding, and sequencing letters; and changing vowels.
 Match rules to examples. Correct misspellings. Insert missing letters.
 Complete word puzzles based on spelling guidelines.
 Follow spelling rules when competing in games.
 Make productive use of extensive spelling-rule reference lists.
 Go “beyond the text” in figuring out how to spell new vocabulary.