Spelling words correctly is writing the letters in a word in the right order. It is an important part of knowing and using a language.
There are many words in the English language that are used a lot. It is important to know the spelling of these words. You can look up a word in a dictionary when you are not sure about its spelling. Some high-frequency words are: about, are, their, there, they’re, friend, write, right, because, won’t, want
There are some words in which the letters have a pattern, or an order in which they are written.
Some letters can be in the middle or the end but not in the beginning
Examples: “ck” in bracket and back
Sounding a word can help you spell it. words that end with a long “I” sound are often spelled with a “y” at the end
Examples: say, play
The vowels “ei” come together in many words, especially after the letter “C.” The vowels “ie” come together in many words making the long “e” sound.
Examples: receive, quiet
Drop a silent e before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel
Do not drop the silent e if the suffix you are adding begins with a consonant
The spelling of a root word does not usually change when adding the suffix –ly
Example: kindly; exception: truly.
The suffix –ful has one l. When added –ful usually does not change the spelling of the root word.