Free Spelling Rule A Free Spelling Rule This first Free Spelling Rule teaches the Spelling of 38 Words Instantly Lesson 1: Do we spell with “cial” as in “social” or with “tial” as in “essential”? Rule: Spell with “cial” after a vowel as in “social” and with “tial” after a consonant as in “essential.” Details: […]
A schwa is a weak sound of any vowel. The stress in a word is on other syllables, but never on the syllable where the schwa is. The schwa is the unstressed sound of a vowel in a word, which is vaguely heard.
A syllable is a small word like the word me, or a part of a word like the syllable me in me•di•a.
Vowels rule English and they cannot be avoided. Vowels are inconsistent; each vowel has a short sound, a long sound, and a number of other sounds. Vowels are the strong letters and consonants are the weak letters. Consonants often double to preserve their sounds, as in class.
ph is a phonic and f is a plain letter. Reading phonics is easier than spelling phonics because one English sound we call phonic can be spelled in many different ways we call spelling patterns.