Helps Explains Spelling Rules and Ideal for Studying Vocabulary
Spelling Rules Book, "Why Isn't 'Phonetic' Spelled the Way it Sounds?" is a sine qua non for competitive spellers. Our 150-page compilation expounds on spelling rules and conventions to promote less reliance on rote memorization and more on understanding language. Students learn when to use -ible rather than -able, for example, and they will never look at the i-before-e rule the same way again! This book explains rules for spelling words from foreign languages which are included in our dictionaries. An encyclopedic list of Greek and Latin roots with definitions and words derived from each is included. This book is also ideal for studying for the VOCABULARY section of the National Spelling bee. Revised in 2015, 4th Edition. Written by Valerie Tarrant.
- Spelling Tips
- Language Skills
- Greek & Latin Elements
- Basic Rules & Guidelines
A Hexco favorite!
TIP: Also pay attention to words without etymology and keep your own separate list of these as you find them! Examples: calcipotriene, Haumea, geocaching, cee/ce, and hmm/hm/hmm are just a few examples of words without etymology listings. It's hard to know how to spell a word if it doesn't give you a clear etymology to base knowledge on, but this is a good additional list to compile on your own when reading this book to cover all the bases and become your own word ninja.