Spelling Rules and Phonics, Part III

Bonus Letters, the Fizzle, Floss, or Flossy Rule …all common names for this rule. Another helpful spelling rule is: If a one-syllable word ends in a short vowel and is immediately followed by the consonants f, l, s, or z, double the consonant. Examples are:...

Spelling Rules and Phonics, Part II

Here is an interesting bit of trivia you may not realize, and it will help to explain an irregular spelling pattern. Have you ever noticed that words in English do not end in the letter v? Because of this rule, we add a silent e after a /v/, and it will not...