What are the spelling rules for the words with the 'ei' vowel cluster?

Answer The old rule, "i before e, except after c" is as valid as the other nonsense rules such as not beginning a sentence with "and" or "but" or "hopefully". And that's about the validity of those bogus ... Read More »

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Ways to Help With Spelling Words?

When it comes to learning things, each child is different. What works for one child may not be helpful for another. This is important to keep in mind when you are helping a child learn her spelling... Read More »

How to Help First Graders With Spelling Words?

Spelling can be difficult for many first graders. Is your little first grader having a hard time with spelling? If so, read on for some tips explaining how to help them.

Games to Help with Studying Spelling Words?

Spelling is a difficult subject for some children, whether they confuse letter sounds, mix letters up or have other reasons for having difficulty. These children, as well as the rest of the class, ... Read More »

What is the repetition of vowel sounds in non-rhyming words called?

The repetition of sounds in non-rhyming words -- either the same vowel sound with different consonants or the same consonants with different vowels -- is called assonance. Both prose and poetry wr... Read More »