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How to Teach Spelling

Reading and spelling are like learning another language for a child, so it can be taught before birth, during infancy, or even during toddlerhood.

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Introduction to Spelling

The old style spelling books have fallen into merited disrepute. It is felt to be irrational and wasteful of time to drill children on words whose meanings they have no idea, and a large number of which they will never have occasion to use.

The substitutes thus far provided are usually not satisfactory: for they merely reproduce, in modified forms, the artificial framework of the old-time books, or else are so unmethodical that the instruction they afford is irregular and incomplete.

Our children must have a spelling book based on the right principles. It must be clearly illustrative of God's laws and the natural laws of intellectual progress, and its pages, therefore, be attractive to the learner.

This Spelling Curriculum is constructed on a rational basis. God, after creating us deserves to be glorified by all that we think, do, and say. What we do with all God gives us, including the joys with which He blesses us and sufferings with which He allows proves our love for Him.

1.God grants each person a certain amount of knowledge. It is up to each individual to use one's own free will and intellect to learn more about the world God created for us. God created the world for each of us so that we could use everything to glorify God. Our hope is that you pray with your child(ren) before you begin each lesson, asking God to give you and your child(ren) wisdom, knowledge, and understanding so that you will be able to help each other to come to know Him, love Him, and serve Him in this world so that all can be with God for eternity in Heaven.

2.On the sixth day of creation, the Bible states, “God blessed them, saying to them, 'Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of Heaven and all living animals on earth.' God said, 'See, I give you all the seed-bearing plants that are upon the whole earth, and all the trees with seed-bearing fruit; this shall be your food.'” (Genesis 1: 28-29) By this, it is understood that we are to know about the plants and animals God created, which we will by integrating interesting science lessons with spelling lessons. You will find many interesting things about creation to share with your relatives, friends, neighbors, and other children you meet after the Holy Mass.

3.After Eve and Adam sinned, God stated, “With the sweat of your brow shall you eat your bread. . .” (Genesis 1:19) This means we will have to work to learn; we will have to work if we want to eat. Work is assigned to us by God usually through our parents. It is good and noble to work. Many people fall into sin by being idle and lazy, always living for “time off of work” or vacations. If we truly love God, we prove it by working on our assignments with joy and without complaints, whining, laziness, or disobedience. Think of all the graces you can merit for the world by being joyful while working, asking God to help and strengthen those who do not have work and, therefore, cannot feed their families.

4.The words are selected, not according to the number of syllables, but according to the order in which, as the child advances in knowledge, may be apprehended and used.

5.Each word, freshly given out to be spelled, shall be presented in intelligent connection with other words, so as to give a clear conception of its meaning.

6.Since the usefulness of knowing how to spell is limited mainly to connection with what one writes, it is plain that correctness must be determined by the eye rather than the ear. This demands that the orthography (the study of correct spelling according to established usage) of such words as are in most familiar use in daily conversations, and such as apply to familiar things—which are therefore most likely to be employed in letters to relatives and friends, research projects, shopping for one's household, and other forms of composition—should receive special attention and be permanently impressed on the memory.

7.These exercises will be found to be interesting and instructive, as well as varied and progressive. If they are practiced faithfully, they will give your child an unusual and correct command of the language, both in speaking and in writing. It will put your child in possession of a vocabulary that will enable intelligent reading, writing, and reasoning.

SUGGESTIONS

Before a child starts writing, there is some preliminary work of knowing the alphabet, the shapes of the letters and the sounds of each letter. This can be done easily day by day before the child even talks. The method will be described later.

The introductory words are arranged in columns according to sound. This is a help to spelling and to writing, as it is desirable to change the letters as gradually as possible. This way, the path to the brain will be a deep path so it will be easier to remember.

Spelling Lessons

           Lesson 1

God           did           ad

cod           hid           glad

nod           lid           dad

rod           rid           sad


          Lesson 2

at           an           den

cat           can           hen

fat           fan           pen

hat           ran           men


          Lesson 3

bin           cot           but

pin           dot           cut

sin           hot           hut

tin           not           nut

          Lesson 4

bun         Sunday         big

fun           may           dig

nun           pay           fig

sun           pray           twig


          Lesson 5

job           bell           nip

knob           fell           rip

sob           tell           sip

wobble           well           tip


Lesson 6

bug gum date

hug hum gate

mug sum hate

tug thumb late


Lesson 7

dine note drum

fine remote hum

line vote plum

pine wrote sum


Lesson 8

bent deep fade

cent keep made

lent sleep trade

sent weep wade


Lesson 9

came bind brim

lame mind prim

same rind swim

tame wind trim


Lesson 10

hand deck boot

land neck root

sand peck toot

stand wreck undershoot


Lesson 11

bore brush deal

core crush meal

sore gush real

tore hush seal


Lesson 12

bleed cart brave

creed dart crave

deed part slave

need start wave


Lesson 13

ice bloom child

rice broom Godchild

slice groom mild

spice zoom wild


Lesson 14

air book birth

chair cook dirty

hair hook shirt

pair look squirt


Lesson 15

chain clear Christ

drain fear Christmas

grain hear Christian

rain near choir


Lesson 16

chew boy eight

flew destroy neighbor

pew joy reign

threw soy sleigh


Lesson 17

catch knock bow

match knight know

patch knee snowflake

scratch knew tow

Spelling List

Words with the “short a” sound spelled with “a”

ad / am / an / and / apple / as / at / avenue / azure / angelic /

Words with the “short a” sound spelled with “alf”

calf / half /

Words with the “long A” sound spelled with “a”

a / apron / Abel / acorn / April / Asia / Angel /

Words with the “long A” sound spelled with “ai”

wait / waiter / waitress /

Words with the “long A” sound spelled with “ay”

pray / say / may / away / gray / grayish / sway / way / lay / mayonnaise / bay / ray / fray / tray / bayonet / pay / stray / stay / hay / slay / crayfish / mayfly / bray / clay / clayish / day / daylight / dray / fay / Fay / flay / gay / play / quay / ray / Ray / splay / spray / airplay / airway / all-day / allay / archway / array / assay / astray / belay / beltway / betray / birthday / Bombay / breezeway / Broadway / byplay / byway / Cape / May / causeway / chambray / crawlway / crossway / daresay / decay / defray / delay / dismay / display / doorway / downplay / driveway / essay / fairway / floodway / flyway / folkway / footway / foray / forestay / four-way / gangway / gateway / greenway / guideway / halfway / hallway / hatchway / headway / hearsay / heyday / highway / hooray / horseplay / inlay / keyway / leeway // mainstay / mislay / misplay / noonday / outlay / outstay / parkway / parlay / partway / pathway / payday / portray / prepay / raceway / railway / relay / repay / replay / roadway / role-play / runway / screenplay / seaway / slipway / someday / someway / speedway / spillway / stairway / stingray / straightaway / subway / swordplay / three-way / two-way / thruway / tideway / today / tramway / unlay / unsay / walkway / waylay / weekday / wordplay / workday / x-ray / X ray / breakaway / cableway / caraway / carriageway / castaway / chardonnay / cutaway / day-to-day / disarray / entranceway / entryway / everyday / expressway / flyaway / foldaway / Georgian Bay / getaway / giveaway / hideaway / holiday / interplay / layaway / motorway / overlay / overplay / overstay / Paraguay / passageway / play-by-play / present-day / right-of-way // runaway / stowaway / take-away / taxiway / tearaway / throwaway / Thunder Bay / underlay / underpay / underplay / underway / walkaway / waterway / workaday / Whitsunday / out-of-the-way / Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Mayday / brayer / layer / payer / player / prayer / sayer / sprayer / stayer / strayer / ballplayer / betrayer / bilayer / bricklayer / decayer / delayer / essayer / gainsayer / horseplayer / inlayer / minelayer / portrayer / ratepayer / taxpayer / tracklayer / holidayer / days / mays / crossways / endways / floodways / gainsays / sideways / weekdays / anyways / holidays / nowadays / maying / playing / saying / bricklaying / long-playing / taxpaying / payment / co-payment / prepayment / underlayment / underpayment /

Words with the “long A” sound spelled with “ey”

obey / bey / fey / grey / hey / prey / disobey / convey / reconvey / whey /

Words with the “long A” sound spelled with “eigh”

eight / eighteen / eighty / weigh / weight / weighty / aweigh / overweight / underweight / lightweight / welterweight / height / heighten / heightened / sleigh / sleight / inveigh / inveigher / neigh / neighbor / neighborhood / freight / freighter / airfreight /

Words with the “long A” sound spelled with “ei”

veil / unveil / unveiling / unveiled / neighbor / reins / vein / Pompeii / Marseilles /

Words with the “ah” sound spelled with “a”

father / chalk / talk / walk / balk /

Words with the “air” sound spelled with “eir”

coheir / heir / their / weir /

Words with the “b” sound spelled with “b”

baby / back / backward / bad / bag / bake / baking / balance / ball / banana / band / bare / bargain / basic / basically / basin / be / bear / beautiful / beauty / became / because / become / bed / been / before / beg / began / begin / beginning / begun / behavior / behind / believe / belong / belongs / beneath / beneficial / benefit / beside / best / better / between / beyond / bicycle / big / bill / bird / biscuits / black / block / blow / blows / blue / board / boat / body / bog / bone / book / born / both / bottle / bottom / bough / bought / boundaries / boundary / bouquet / bow / bowl / box / boy / brace / bracelet / brave / bread / break / breakfast / breath / breathe / breeze / bridge / brilliant / bring / broke / broken / brother / brought / brown / bruise / bruised / bug / build / built / burn / business / busy / but / butcher / button / buy / by /

Words with the “k” sound spelled with “c”

cab / cabbage / caddy / calculate / calculation / calender / calf / call / calm / calves / came / camp / campaign / cam / camera / can / cast / cat /

Words with the “s” sound spelled with “c”

celery / cent / center / bicycle / cycle

Words with the “sh” sound spelled with “c”

ocean / oceanside /

Words with the “d” sound spelled with “d”

dig / dog / dug / do / done / digger / digest /


Words with the “t” sound spelled with “d”

licked / picked / pricked / tricked / reached / preached / joked / poked / wrecked /

Words with the “short e” sound spelled with “e”

ebb / Ed / egg / edge / emery / enter / epicurian / establish / every /

Words with the “long E” sound spelled with “e”

be / he / me / we /

Words with the “long E” sound spelled with “ee”

bee / fee / free / lee / see / tee / wee / freedom / street / feet / meet / speech /

Words with the “long E” sound spelled with “ie”

niece / lief / brief / belief / grief / chief / thief / debrief / achievement / handkerchief / neckerchief / disbelief / unbelief / briefly / liege / siege / besiege / field / fielder / infielder / outfielder / shield / shielder / wield / wielder / yield / yielder / airfield / backfield / coalfield / cornfield / grain field / midfield / minefield / outfield / snowfield / Springfield / subfield / upfield / windshield / battlefield / broken-field / chesterfield / color-field / track-and-field / niece / piece / codpiece / crosspiece / eyepiece / grandniece / hairpiece / headpiece / mouthpiece / one-piece / showpiece / sidepiece / timepiece / two-piece / workpiece / altarpiece / centerpiece / mantelpiece / masterpiece / Marie / Sault Sainte Marie / Rosemarie / piecemeal / glockenspiel / shriek / lingerie / harried / married / varied / barrier / carrier / farrier / harrier / varier / quarrier / sorrier /

Words with the “long E” sound spelled with “ea”

each / eagle / Easter / easy / eat / eave / peach / preach / reach / leach / teach /

Words with the “long E” sound spelled with “ei”

Neil / sheik / conceit / self-conceit / seize / ceiling / perceive / conceive / deceive / misconceive / preconceive / receive / undeceive /

Words with the “long E” sound spelled with “ey”

key / keystone / keyed / valley /

Words with the f sound spelled with “f”

fast / friendly / facts / fun / friend / friends / family / Father / feather / if / off / scoff /

Words with the “v” sound spelled with “f”

of / hereof / thereof / unheard of / well-thought-of /

Words with the hard sound of “g” spelled with “g”

gift / girl / gab / got / gill / gabardine /

Words with the soft sound of “j” spelled with “g”

giraffe / gelatin / generous / general /

Words with the of “h” sound spelled with “h”

habit / had / half / behalf / half-and-half /

Words with the of “short i” sound spelled with “i”

if / igloo / illustrious / is / it /

Words with the of “long I” sound spelled with “i”

icycle / ibis / itinerary / silent /

Words with the of “long I” sound spelled with “y”

my / thy / sky / fly / fry / try / spy / by / cry / dry / ply / shy / sly / spry / why / wry / ally / apply / awry / aye-aye / blow-dry / blue-sky / bone-dry / botfly / comply / decry / deep-fry / deep-sky / defy / deny / drip-dry / espy / firefly / flyby / freeze-dry / gadfly / greenfly / hereby / horsefly / housefly / imply / July / nearby / outcry / pigsty / rely / reply / re-try / rough-dry / shoofly / small-fry / stand by / stir-fry / supply / swing-by / test-fly / thereby / two-ply / whereby / amplify / beautify / butterfly / calcify / certify / clarify / classify / codify / crucify / cut-and-dry / dandify / deify / dignify / edify / falsify / edify / glorify / gratify / justify / liquefy / lullaby / magnify / modify / mortify / multiply / multi-ply / mystify / notify / nullify / occupy / overfly / pacify / passerby / petrify / prettify / prophesy / purify / qualify / quantify / ramify / ratify / rectify / resupply / sanctify / satisfy / signify / simplify / specify / stratify / stultify / stupefy / terrify / testify / typify / unify / verify / vitrify / vivify / acidify / decertify / declassify / demystify / detoxify / disqualify / dissatisfy / diversify / electrify / exemplify / humidify / identify / indemnify / intensify / objectify / personify / preoccupy / reunify / revivify / rigidify / solemnify / solidify / / dehumidify / oversimplify /

Words with the “long I” sound spelled with “igh”

Almighty / almighty / might / mighty / mightily / mightiness / almightiness / benighted / bight / blight / blighted / bright / Dwight / fight / flight / flighty / flightiness / fright / knight / light / alight / might / night / all-night / plight / right / all right / aright / sigh / sight / slight / sight / sighted / sightseeing / slightness / tight / wight / wright / affright / airtight / alight / birthright / bullfight / cockfight / daylight / delight / dogfight / downright / eyebright / eyesight / oversight / ultralight / yesternight / flighty / mighty / nightie / righteous / blighter / fighter / lighter / lamplighter / prizefighter / states righter / fighting / lighting / bullfighting / daylighting / prizefighting / flightless / lightless / lightness / clear-sighted / far-sighted / fore-sighted / longsighted / nearsighted / sharp-sighted / shortsighted / high / highness / thigh / ultrahigh / skylight / high / highland / highlander / highway / superhighway / brighten / frighten / lighten / tighten / enlighten / brightener / lightener / lightning / tightening / belt-tightening / frightful / rightful / delightful / foresightedness / insightful / brightly / knightly / lightly / nightly / sightly / slightly / sprightly / tightly / forthrightly / unsightly / uprightly / brights / knights / lights / nights / rights / sights / sightseeing / sightseer / tights / footlights / houselights / weeknights /

Words with the “j” sound spelled with “j”

jump / just / July / June / January / journey / journal / judge / judgment / just / justice / jeep /

Words with the “k” sound spelled with “k”

kind / kitchen / kid /

Words with the “l” sound spelled with “l”

lab / lad / lady / laid / lake / land / language / large / lass / last / late / latitude / latter / laugh / laughter / laughing / law / lawyer / lay / lead / leader / leadership / league / learn / learning / least / leather / leave / led / ledge / left / leisure / lemon / lemonade / length / leopard / less / lesson / let / letter / letters / lettering / level / liberty / library / license / lie / lieutenant / life / light / lightning / like / likeness / lilies / lily / Lincoln / line / linen / lining / liquid / list / listen / listened / listening / literally / literacy rate / literary / literate / literature / little / live / lively / living / local / locate / located / location / lone / long / longitude / longitudinal / look / looking / loose / lose / loss / lost / lot / love / low / lying /

Words with the “m” sound spelled with “m”

man / men / mine / mackerel / machine / machinery / made / magazine / magnificent / mail / main / maintenance / major / majority / make / male / manner / manufacture / manufacturing / many / March / march / marine / marriage / marry / mass / massive / material / mathematical / mathematics / matter / may / May / maybe / mayor / me / mean / meant / measure / meat / medal / medicine / Mediterranean / meet / member / memorable / memorial / memorize / memory / men / mentally . mention / mere / mental / mentally / mentality / mere / mess / message / messenger / metal / method / might / mile / military / militia / million / millionaire / mind / mine / minerals / minor / minority / minute / mirror / miscellaneous / mischief / mischievous / Miss / miss / mistaken / Mister / mixture / model / modern / modernize / moist / moisture / moment / Monday / money / monkey / month / monthly / moon / more / morning / mortgage / mosquito / most / mother / motion / mountain / mouse / mouth / move / Mr. / Mrs. / much / municipal / muscle / muscular / music / musician / must / my / myself / mysterious / mystery /

Words with the “n” sound spelled with “n”

nail / nailed / nailer / nailing / nails / name / narrow / nation / national / natural / naturalist / naturally / nature / naughty / navy / near / nearby / nearly / necessary / necessity / need / needle / negate / negative / neighbor / neither / nephew / neutral / never / new / news / newspaper / next / nice / nickel / niece / night / nine / nineteen / ninety / no / nobody / noise / noiseless / none / nonsense / noon / nor / north / North America / northern / not / note / nothing / notice / noticed / November / now / number / numeral / numerical / numerous /

Words with the “n” sound spelled with “kn”

knee / knew / knife / knock / know / knowledge / known /

Words with the “short o” sound spelled with “o”

object / objection / observation / observatory / observe / obtain / occupy / October / off / offer / office / officer / official / often / on / operate / operation / operational / operator / opportune / opportunity / opposite / opposition /

Words with the “short u” sound spelled with “o”

of / dove / love / above / glove / shove / foxglove / hereof / kid-glove / thereof / truelove / whereof / turtledove / unheard of / well-thought-of / hereinabove /

Words with the “short o” sound spelled with “ough”

ought / bought / brought / fought / sought / thought / wrought / besought / forethought / store-bought / aforethought / afterthought / overbought/ overwrought /

Words with the “short o” sound spelled with “augh”

aught / caught / naught / taught / distraught / self-taught /

Words with the “short o” sound spelled with “au”

aeronautic / aeronautical / aquanaut / argonaut / astronaut / cosmonaut / juggernaut

Words with the “long o“ sound spelled with “o”

occasion / occasionally / ocean / o'clock / odor / old / omit / only / open / opinion / opinionated / over / fro / go / ho / Jo / lo / no / O / oh / so / ago / echo / hello / outgo / audio / cameo / gecko / cheerio / curio / domino / dynamo / embryo / Eskimo / Idaho / Mexico / oleo / New Mexico / Tokyo / undergo / radio / scenario / bravo / forgo / patio / nuncio / ratio / rodeo / stereo / tangelo / oregano / portfolio / archipelago / impresario / Jericho /

Words with the “long o“ sound spelled with “ough”

dough / sourdough / thorough / although

Words with the “long o“ sound spelled with “ow”

blow / bow / crow / flow / glow / grow / know / low / mow / row / sow / shew / show / slow / snow / sow / stow / / trow / aglow / airflow / below / bellows / bestow / cockcrow / cornrow / crossbow / elbow / escrow / fencerow / foreknow / hedgerow / inflow / mud flow / regrow / scarecrow / self-sow / window / windrow / counterflow / afterglow / overflow / overgrow / overthrow / undertow /

Words with the “p” sound spelled with “p”

pack / package / Pacific Ocean / page / paid / paint / pair / palace / paper / paragraph / parallel / pare / parents / parliament / part / particle / particular / party / pass / passengers / past / patience / patient / pause / pay / peace / peach / pear / peculiar / pen / pencil / penny / people / perceive / perceived / percent / percentage / perfect / perform / performance / perhaps / period / permanent / permission / perpendicular / persevere / persist / persistence / person / personal / personality / phone / phrase / physical / physically / physician / pianist / piano / pianos / pick / pickle / pickles / picnic / pie / piece / pigeon / pitch / pitcher / place / plain / plan / plane / planet / plant / planted / play / pleasant / please / pleasure / plentiful / plenty / pneumonia / pocket / poem / poet / poetic / poetry / point / pole / police / political / pool / poor / popular / population / porcelain / position / positive / post / potato / potatoes / pound / power / powerful / practical / practice / prairie / praise / precipice / precipitous / prefer / preference / preliminary / prepare / prepared / presence / present / presents / preside / president / press / pressure / pretty / prevent / previous / price / primarily / primary / prime / primitive / principal / principle / print / prison / prisoner / private / privilege / probable / probably / problems / proceed / process / produce / product / production / productive / profession / professional / proficiency / proficient / program / progress / project / projection / projector / promise / prompt / proper / properly / property / protect / protection / protective / prove / provide / provision / public / publication / publish / pull / purchase / purchased / purpose / push / put /

Words with the “kw” sound spelled with “qu”

qualities / quality / quantities / quantity / quarrel / quart / quarter / quartet / queen / quest / question / quiet / quit / quite /

Words with the “k” sound spelled with “qu”

mosquito / torque / marquee / Marquette / marquis cut / bouquet / croquet / parquet / pique / piqued / unique / antique / qntiquity /

Words with the “k” sound spelled with “q”

Iraq / qwerty keyboard /

Words with the “r” sound spelled with “r”

race / radio / railroad / rain / rainfall / raise / ran / rapid / rate / rather / reach / read / ready / real / realize / really / reason / receipt / receive / recent / recess / recipe / recognition / recognize / recommend / recommended / recommending / records / recover / red / refer / reference / reflected / refuse / regard / region / regular / rehearsal / rehearse / reign / relate / relation / relationship / relative / release / relief / relieve / religion / remain / remained / remaining / remainder / remember / removal / remove / removable / removed / rendezvous / repair / repeated / repeats / repetition / reply / report / represent / reproached / request / required / research / resemblance / resemble / resign / resist / resistance / resource / resourceful / resourcefulness / resources / respect / respectful / respectfully / response / responsible / rest / restaurant / restrain / result / retreating / return / reveal / revere / reverence / Reverend / reverent / rhapsody / rhinoceros / rhubarb / rhyme / rhythmic / rich / ride / rides / right / ring / rinse / rinsed / river / road / rode / room / rope / rough / round / routes / royal / rule / run / running /

Words with the “r” sound spelled with “wr”

wreath / wreck / wrestle / wrestling / writ / write / writer / writing / written / wrong / wrote /

Words with the “s” sound spelled with “s”

sacrifice / safety / said / sail / sailor / salary / sale / salmon / same / sang / satellites / satisfaction / satisfactory / satisfied / satisfy / Saturday / saucer / saw / say / says / scale / scarcely / scheme / school / sea / search / searched / season / second / secrecy / secret / secretary / section / sections / secure / see / seem / seen / seize / seized / select / selection / self / senate / senator / senatorial / send / sense / sensible / sent / sentence / separate / September / sequence / series / serious / serve / service / session / set / setting / seven / several / severe / sew / sick / side / siege / sight / sign / similar / similarities / similarity / simple / simplicity / simplified / simplify / since / sincere / sincerely / sing / sir / sister / sit / sits / situation / six / size / sleep / sleeve / sleigh / slide / slightly / slip / slipped / small / smaller / smallest / smooth / sneeze / so / soap / social / society / soft / solar / sold / soldier / solemn / solution / some / something / sometimes / son / song / soon / sorry / source / south / South America / southern / souvenir / sovereign / sow / space / speak / special / species / specific / specifically / specified / speech / spell / spend / spent / spirit / spirit / spiritual / spring / square / stairs / stamp / stand / standard / stands / start / state / statement / station / stationary / stationery / stay / steadily / steady / steak / steal / steam / still / stole / stomach / stone / stood / stop / stopping / store / story / straight / strange / stream / streaming / street / strength / strong / struck / structural / structure / study / style / subject / submarine / substance / substantial / subtract / succeed / success / successful / such / sudden / suffer / sufficient/ sufficiently / sugar / suggest / suit / sum / summary / summer / summon / sun / Sunday / sung / superintendent / supper / supply / support / suppose / sure / surface / surgeon / surprise / sweeping / sweeps / sword / syllable / syllables / system /

Words with the “s” sound spelled with “sc”

science / scientific / scientists / scene / scenery / scissors /

Words with the “z” sound spelled with “s”

says / scissors / sections / series / shelves / sings / sleeves / sneezes / sometimes / stands / suppose / pose / repose / surprise / rise / tries / wise / buys / sighs / cries / lies / fries / miser / wiser / syllables / wisdom /

Words with the “t” sound spelled with “t”

table / tailor / tail / tails / take / tales/ talk / talks / tan / taught / tax / teach / teacher / tear / technical / techniques / technology / teeth / telephone / telescope / television / tel / temper / temperature / ten / tenth / term / terminal / terrible / territorial / territory / testimony / than / thank / thankful / thankfulness / that / the / theater / their / them / themselves / then / theory / there / therefore / these / they / thief / thing / think / third / thirteen / this / thoroughly / those / though / thought / thousand / thread / three / threw / throat / through / throughout / throw / thumb / thunder / Thursday / thus / ticket / tie / time / tin / tiny / tire / tissue / to / today / toe / together / told / tomato / tomatoes / tomorrow / ton / tongue / tonight / too / took / tooth / top / tortoise / total / touch / tough / toward / towel / town / track / traffic / train / tranquil / tranquility / travel / treachery / treasure / tree / tremendous / trial / triangle / tried / trip / tripped / tripping / trophy / trouble / troubling / true / truly / trust / truth / try / turn / twelve / twenty / twice / twin / two / tying / type / typical /

Words with the “short u” sound spelled with “u”

umbrella / unable / uncle / under / understand / unfortunate / unless / until / up / upon / us / unusual /

Words with the “long u” sound spelled with “u”

union / unique / unit / unite / United States / universal / universe / university / usual / usually / unusual /

Words with the “v” sound spelled with “v”

vacation / vacuum / vague / vaguely / valley / valuable / value / variety / various / vary / vegetable / vehicle / vein / vertical / very / vessel / vicinity / victim / victorious / victory / view / violence / violent / visit / visitor / voice / voices / volume / volunteer / vote / voyage /

Words with the “w” sound spelled with “w”

wagon / waist / wait / waiting / walk . walk / want / war / warm / was / wash / waste / watch / water / water / way / we / weak / weapon / wear / weary / weather / Wednesday / week / weigh / weight / welfare / well / went / were / west / western / wife / will / wind / window / winter / wire / wisdom / wise / wisdom / wise / wish / with / within / without / witness / woman / women / wonder / wonderful / word / word / words / wore / work / world / worm / worn / worth / would /

Words with the “r” sound spelled with “wr”

wreath / wreck / wrestle / wrestling / writ / write / writer / writing / written / wrong / wrote /

Words with the “wh” sound spelled with “wh”

what / wheat / when / whether / which / while / whisper / whistle / whistling / white / why /

Words with the “h” sound spelled with “wh”

who / whole / wholesome / whom / whose /

Words with the “ks” sound spelled with “x”

box / fox / fix / toxins / next / mix / mixture / ox /

Words with the “z” sound spelled with “x”

xylophone /

Words with the “y” sound spelled with “y”

yacht / yak / yard / yarn / year / yellow / yes / yesterday / yet / you / young / your /

Words with the “z” sound spelled with “z”

zero / zip / zipper / zoo / zebra / zeal / magazine / organize /

Words with the “zh” sound spelled with “z”

azure / azurite /

Words with the “s” sound spelled with “z”

quartz / quartzite /



Words ending with “oose”

caboose / goose / loose / moose

Spelling Lessons in English 2

(Excerpts taken from a public domain book and adapted to current times.)

LANGUAGE, in its more limited sense, is the expression of ideas by articulate sounds. In a more general sense, the word denotes all sounds by which animals express their feelings, in such a way as to be understood by their own species.

Articulate sounds are those which are formed by the human voice, in pronouncing letters, syllables and words, and constitute the spoken language, which is addressed to the ear. Letters are the marks of sounds, and the first elements of written language, which is presented to the eye.

In a perfect language, every simple sound would be expressed by a distmct character; and no character would have more than one sound. But languages are not thus perfect; and the English Language, in particular, is, in these respects, extremely irregular.

The letters used in writing, when arranged in a certain customary order, compose what is called an Alphabet.

The English Alphabet consists of twenty six letters, or single characters; and because of this, certain simple sounds are represented by two or three letters united.

The letters or single characters are, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z. The compound characters representing distinct sounds are, ch, sh, th. There is also a distinct sound expressed by ng, as in long; and another by s or z, as in fusion and azure, which sound might be represented by zh.

Letters are of two kinds, vowels and consonants.

A vowel is a simple articulate sound, formed without the help of another letter, by opening the mouth in a par- ticular manner, and begun and completed with the same position of the organs ; as a, e, o. The letters which represent these sounds are six ; a, e, i, o, u, and sometomes y. But each one of these characters is used to express two or more sounds.

The following are the vowel sounds in the English Language of a, as in late, ask, ball, hat, what.

of e, in meet, met.

of i, in find, pit.

of o, in note, not, move.

of u, in truth, but, bush.

of y, in sky, pity.

The vowels have a long and a short sound.

A consonant is a letter which has no sound, or an im- perfect one, without the help of a vowel. The conso- nants which are entirely silent, interrupt the voice by closing the organs; as b, d, g hard, k, p, t, which are called mute; as in eb, ed, eg, ek, ep, and et.

The consonants which do not entirely interrupt all sound by closing the organs, are f, l, m, n, r, s, v, and z, which are called half vowels or semi-vowels. To these may be added the sounds of sh, th, zh, and ng, in esh, eth, ezh, and ing, which our language has no single characters to express.

A dipthong is the union of two simple sounds uttered in one breath or articulation. The two sounds do not strictiy form one; for there are two different positions of the organs, and two distinct sounds; but the transition from one to the other is so rapid, that the distinction is scarcely perceived, and the sound is therefore considered as compound. Dipthongal sounds are sometimes represented by two letters, as in voice, joy.

A tripthong is a union of three vowels in a syllable; but it may be questioned whether in any English word, we pronounce three vowels in a single articulation. In the word adieu, the three vowels are not distinctly sounded.

B has but one sound, as in bite.

C is always sounded like k or s
--like k, before a, o and u
--and like s before e, i, and y. Thus,
ca, ce, ci, co, cu, cy,
ka, se, si, ko, ku, sy.

At the end of words it is always hard like k, as in public.
When followed by i or e before a vowel, the syllable slides into the sound of sh; as in
cetaceous, gracious, social, which are pronounced
cetashus, grashus, and soshal.

D has only one sound, as in dress and bold.

F has its o\vn proper sound, as in life and fever, except in of where it has the sound of v.

G before a, o, and w has always its hard sound, as in
gave, go, and gum.

Before e, i, and y it has the same hard sound in some words, and in others, the sound of j. But these varieties are incapable of being reduced to any general rule, and are to be learned only by practice, observation, and a dictionary, in which the sounds are designated.

H can hardly be said to have any sound, but it denotes an aspiration or impulse of breath, which modifies the sound of the following vowel, as in hail and heaven.

I is a vowel, as in fit; or a consonant as in bullion.

J is the mark of a compound sound,or union of sounds, which may be represented by dzh, or the soft g, as in jelly.

K has but one sound, as in king ; and before n is always silent, as in know.

L has but one sound, as in lame. It is silent before k as in walk.

M has but one sound, as in man ; and is never silent.

N has but one sound, as in not, and is silent after m– as in hymn.

P has one uniform sound, as in pit,

Q has the power of k, and is always followed by u, as in question.

R has one sound only, as in barrel.

S has the sound of c, as in so; of z as in rose and when followed by z preceding a vowel, the syllable has the sound of sh, as in mission; or zh, as in osier.

T has its proper sound, as in turn at the beginning of words and end of syllables. In all terminations in tion and tial, ti, have the sound of sh, as in nation and nuptial; except when preceded by s or x, in which cases they have the sound of t as in question and mixture.

U has the properties of a consonant and vowel, in union and unanimity.

V has uniformly one sound, as in voice, live, and is never silent.

W has the power of a vowel, as in snow and cow; or a consonant, as in well and will.

X has the sound of ks as in wax; or of gz, as in exist, and in other words, when followed by an accented syllable beginning with a vowel. In the beginnkig of Greek names, it has the sound of z, as in Xerxes and Xenophon.

Y is a vowel, as in vanity; a dipthong, as in joy; or a consonant, as in young and yarn.

Z has its own sound usually, as in zeal and freeze. It has a zh sound in azure.

Ch can have the sound of tsh in words of English origin, such as chip. In some words of French origin, they may have the sound of sh, as in machine and chef. In some words of Greek origin, ch can sounc like k, as in Christ and chorus.

Gh can have the sound of f, as in laugh. Gh can be silent as in light.

Ph can have the sound of f, as in Philosophy and telephone; except in Stephen, where the sound is that of v.

Ng has a nasal sound, as in sing; but when e follows g, the latter takes the sound of j, as in range. In the words, longer, stronger, and younger, the sound of the g is doubled, and the last syllable is sounded as if written long-ger.

Sh has only one sound as in shell; but its use is often supplied by ti, ci, and ce, before a vowel, as in motion, gracious, and cetaceous.

Th has two sounds, aspirate and vocal--aspirate as in think and bath--vocal, as in those, that, and bathe.

Sc before a, o, u, and r, are pronounced like sk, as in sclae, scoff, sculpture, scribble: before e, i, y, like soft c, or s, as in scene, science, and scythian. Thus pronounced,
sca, sce, sci, sco, scu, scy,
ska, se, si, sko, sku, sy.

Formation of Words and Sentences

Letters form syllables; syllables form words, and words form sentences, which compose a discourse.

A syllable is a letter or a union of letters, which can be uttered at one impulse of voice.

A word of one syllable is called a monosyllable,
of two syllables----a dissyllable.
of three syllables--a trisyllable.
of many syllables---a polysyllable.

An Easy Standard of Pronunciation Table 1

Lesson 1

ba be bi bo bu by
ca ce*ci*co cu cy*
da de di do du dy
fa fe fi fo fu fy
ka ke ki ko ku ky
*ce, ci, cy should be pronounced se, si, sy

Lesson 2


ga ge gi go gu gy
ha he hi ho hu hy
ma me mi mo mu my
na ne ni no nu ny
ra re ri ro ru ry
ta te ti to tu ty
wa we wi wo wu wy
va ve vi vo vu vy

Lesson 3


la le li lo lu ly
pa pe pi po pu py
sa se si so su sy
za ze zi zo zu zy

Lesson 4


ab eb ib ob ub
ac ec ic oc uc
ad ed id od ud
af ef if of uf
al el il ol ul

Lesson 5


ag eg ig og ug
am em im om um
an en in on un
ap ep ip op up
as es is os us
av ev iv ov uv
ax ex x ox ux

Lesson 6


ak ek ik ok uk
at et it ot ut
ar er ir or ur

Lesson 7


bla ble bli blo lbu
cla cle cli clo clu
pla ple pli plo plu
fla fle fli flo flu
qua que qui quo

Lesson 8


cra cre cri cro cru
pra pre pri pro pru
gra gre gri gro gru
pha phe phi pho phu

Lesson 9


cha che chi cho chu chy
dra dre dri dro dru dry
fra fre fri fro fru fry
gla gle gli glo glu gly

Lesson 10


sla sle sli slo slu sly
sha she shi sho shu shy
spa spe spi spo spu spy

Lesson 11


sta ste sti sto stu sty
tha the thi tho thu thy
tra tre tri tro tru try
sca sce*sci*sco scu scy*
*sce, sci, scy should be pronounced see, sie, si-short i

Lesson 12


spla sple spli splo splu sply
spra spre spri spro spru spry
stra stre stri stro stru stry
swa swe swi swo swu swy

Words of One Syllable Table 2

"ab" Word Ladder / Short "a" sound

cab crab dab drab flab gab grab jab lab nab tab blab
drab
crab
slab
scab
taxicab

"eb" Word Ladder / Short "e" sound

bleb Deb neb web Zeb cobweb spiderweb

"ib" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound

bib crib drib fib glib nib jib rib squib

"ob" Word Ladder

bob
cob
fob
glob
gob
hob
job
knob
lob
mob
sob
slob
snob
throb
corncob
hobnob
heartthrob
kabob
skibob

"ub" Word Ladder

chub
club
cub
drub
dub
flub
grub
hub
knub
scrub
shrub
stub
sub
tub
hubbub
bathtub
paystub
washtub
zebub

"ad" Word Ladder

ad
bad
cad
chad
clad
dad
fad
gad
glad
had
lad
mad
pad
sad
tad
brad
clad
glad
scad
shad
crawdad
doodad
footpad
ironclad
launchpad
myriad
notepad
overclad
overglad
tetrad

"ed" Word Ladder

Ed
bed
fed
led
red
Ted
wed
fled
shed

"id" Word Ladder

bid
did
hid
lid
rid

"od" Word Ladder

cod
clod
pod
plod
prod
rod
sod
shod
trod

"ud" Word Ladder

bud cud dud mud suds

"ag" Word Ladder

bag
brag
cag
drag
hag
gag
flag
lag
mag
nag
rag
sag
stag
tag
wag

"eg" Word Ladder

leg Meg peg


"ig" Word Ladder

big
dig
fig
gig
pig
sprig
wig

"og" Word Ladder

bog
cog
dog
fog
hog
jog
log
nog
sog
tog
vog
frog
clog
flog
grog

"ug" Word Ladder

bug
dug
hug
lug
mug
rug
tug
vug

"am" Word Ladder / Short "a" sound

am bam cam flam ham jam Pam pram ram Sam sham slam tam tram

"em" Word Ladder / Short "e" sound

gem hem

"im" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound

brim
grim
Jim
prim
skim
slim
swim
trim
vim
Tim

"om" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound

Dom Mom Tom

"om" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

from

"um" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

bum drum gum hum mum plum sum

"an" Word Ladder

an
ban
can
clan
Dan
fan
Fran
Jan
man
Nan
pan
ran
Stan
van

"en" Word Ladder

Ben
den
hen
Jen
Ken
Len
men
pen
ten
wen

"in" Word Ladder

in bin din fin grin hin kin Min pin sin spin tin

"on" Word Ladder

on Don Ron won ton or wonton

"on" Word Ladder that sounds like "un"

son ton won

"un" Word Ladder

bun fun nun run sun stun

"ap" Word Ladder

cap
gap
lap
map
nap
rap
sap
tap
flap
strap
wrap
zap

"ip" Word Ladder

blip flip hip lip nip rip sip tip whip zip

"op" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound

fop
flop
hop
lop
mop
pop
shop
stop
top

"up" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

up cup pup

"at" Word Ladder

at bat cat fat flat gnat hat lat mat pat rat sat tat that vat

"et" Word Ladder

bet
get
jet
let
met
net
pet
set
vet
yet

"it" Word Ladder

bit
fit
grit
hit
kit
lit
mitt
knit
quit
sit

"ot" Word Ladder

cot
dot
got
hot
jot
knot
lot
not
rot
tot

"ut" Word Ladder

cut
hut
nut
rut
mut

"abe" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

Abe babe Gabe

"ibe" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

bribe

"obe" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

lobe robe strobe

"ube" Word Ladder / Long "U" sound / Silent "e"

lube tube

"ace" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

brace
face
grace
lace
mace
pace
place
race
space
trace

"ice" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

ice
dice
mice
nice
rice
price
slice
spice
splice
thrice
twice
vice

"act" Word Ladder / Short "a" sound

act fact pact tract

"ade" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

bade
blade
fade
glade
lade
made
shade
spade
trade
wade
persuade

"ide" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

bide
bride
chide
hide
ride
side
stride
wide
abide

"ode" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

ode bode code mode node rode strode implode explode abode corrode

"afe" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

chafe safe

"ife" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

fife knife strife

"age" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

age
cage
page
rage
sage
wage

"ake" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

bake
brake
cake
drake
fake
flake
lake
make
sake
slake
spake
stake
wake

"ike" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

bike dike hike like Mike pike strike

"oke" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

broke poke smoke spoke stoke

"uke" Word Ladder / Long "U" sound / Silent "e"

duke fluke


"ald" Word Ladder / "ah" sound

bald scald

"eld" Word Ladder / Short "e" sound

held meld weld

"ild" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound

gild

"ild" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound

mild wild

"old" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound

old
bold
fold
gold
hold
sold
told

"ale" Word Ladder

ale
bale
gale
kale
male
sale
stale
tale
vale

"ile" Word Ladder

mile Nile pile tile while

"ole" Word Ladder

hole mole pole sole stole

"ule" Word Ladder

mule rule

"alf" Word Ladder / Silent "l"

calf half

"e + lf" Word Ladder / Short "e"

self shelf

"o + lf" Word Ladder / Short "o"

golf

"o + lf" Word Ladder / Short "oo"

wolf

"all" Word Ladder / "ah" + "l"

all
ball
call
fall
gall
hall
mall
stall
tall

"ell" Word Ladder / Short "e" sound

ell fell Nell sell shell swell tell well

"ill" Word Ladder

ill
bill
dill
fill
frill
gill
grill
hill
Jill
mill
quill
rill
sill
still
till
twill
will

"oll" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound

doll loll

"oll" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound

boll (cotton) poll stroll toll

"ull" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

cull dull gull hull lull mull

"ull" Word Ladder / "u" sound as in put

full pull

"alt" Word Ladder

halt malt salt

"elt" Word Ladder

belt
felt
melt
pelt
spelt

"ilt" Word Ladder

gilt
guilt
hilt
jilt
milt
silt
spilt
tilt

"olt" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound

bolt colt holt molt

"ame" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

blame came dame fame flame frame game name same tame

"ime" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

chime dime lime mime prime rime slime time

"ome" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

dome home

"ome" Word Ladder / short "u" sound / Silent "e"

come some someone somebody something sometime

"amp" Word Ladder / Short "a" sound

amp
camp
damp
lamp
ramp
stamp

"imp" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound

blimp chimp

"ump" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

bump
clump
dump
jump
lump
pump
sump
stump

"and" Word Ladder

and
band
bland
brand
grand
hand
land
sand
stand
strand

"end" Word Ladder

end
bend
fend
lend
mend
send
spend
tend
trend

"ind" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound

bind
find
kind
mind
wind

"ond" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound

bond frond pond


"ane" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

cane crane dane lane mane pane sane vane

"ine" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

brine
dine
fine
line
mine
pine
shine
swine
twine
wine

"one" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

bone cone hone phone lone prone tone zone

"one" Word Ladder / "wo" --Short "o" sound / Silent "e"

one

"one" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound / Silent "e"

done none

"one" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound / Silent "e"

gone bygone

"une" Word Ladder / "oo" sound / Silent "e"

dune tune

"ank" Word Ladder

blank drank flank frank prank sank yank

"ink" Word Ladder

ink blink drink mink pink rink sink

"onk" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound

conk honk

"onk" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

monk

"unk" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

drunk flunk skunk


"ant" Word Ladder

ant chant pant rant slant

"ent" Word Ladder

bent
cent
dent
lent
sent
scent
went

"int" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound

hint lint mint quint stint

"int" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound

pint

"unt" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

bunt blunt hunt punt runt shunt stunt

"ape" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

ape
cape
grape
tape

"ipe" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

pipe
ripe
wipe

"ope" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

cope pope rope slope


cope
hope
pope
rope

"apt" Word Ladder / Short "a" sound

apt adapt

"are" Word Ladder / Sounds like "air"

bare
care
dare
fare
glare
hare
mare
rare
share
spare
snare
stare
tare

"ire" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound

dire
fire
hire
mire
tire
wire

"ore" Word Ladder / "or" sound / Silent "e"

bore core fore more pore sore store tore implore

"ure" Word Ladder / "yer" sound / Silent "e"

cure pure

"ure" Word Ladder / "er" sound / Silent "e"

lure sure

"ase" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / silent "e"

case chase vase

"ise" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / silent "e"

"ose" Word Ladder / Long "O" with "z" sound/ silent "e"

chose hose nose pose prose rose primrose

"ash" Word Ladder / Short "a" + "sh" sound

ash bash clash crash dash hash lash mash rash sash trash

"esh" Word Ladder / Short "e" + "sh" sound

flesh mesh

"ish" Word Ladder / Short "i" + "sh" sound

dish fish

"osh" Word Ladder / Short "o" + "sh" sound

Josh posh

"ush" Word Ladder / Short "u" + "sh" sound

blush brush crush flush gush hush lush mush plush rush shush slush thrush onrush bulrush hairbrush nailbrush paintbrush sagebrush toothbrush underbrush


"ask" Word Ladder / Short "a" + "sk" sound

ask bask cask flask mask task damask unmask

"esk" Word Ladder / Short "e" + "sk" sound

desk

"isk" Word Ladder / Short "i" + "sk" sound

brisk disk risk whisk

"osk" Word Ladder / Short "o" + "sk" sound

bosk kiosk

"ess" Word Ladder / Short "e" sound

bless dress guess less mess press stress Tess

"iss" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound

bliss miss

"oss" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound

boss loss moss toss

"uss" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

fuss muss truss

"ast" Word Ladder / Short "a" sound

fast hast last mast past vast

"est" Word Ladder / Short "e" sound

best
crest
jest
lest
nest
pest
rest
test
vest
west
zest

"ist" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound

gist list mist wrist

"ost" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound

cost dost frost lost

"ost" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound

host most post

"ust" Word Ladder / Short "u" sound

bust dust gust must rust


"ate" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / silent "e"

ate
bate
blate
cate
date
fate
gate
grate
Kate
late
Nate
pate
plate
rate
slate
state

"ite" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

bite cite kite mite rite site

"ote" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

dote
mote
note
vote

"ute" Word Ladder / Long "oo" sound / Silent "e"

flute mute

"ave" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

brave
cave
crave Dave gave
grave
nave
pave
rave
save
slave
behave

"ave" Word Ladder / Short "a" sound / Silent "e"

have

"ive" Word Ladder / Long "I" sound / Silent "e"

drive
five
hive
rive
revive
strive
thrive

"ove" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

cove grove stove

"ove" Word Ladder / Short "o" sound / Silent "e"

dove love shove

"ove" Word Ladder / "oo" sound / Silent "e"

move remove

"aze" Word Ladder / Long "A" sound / Silent "e"

daze haze maze raze


"oze" Word Ladder / Long "O" sound / Silent "e"

doze froze

"eed" Word Ladder / Long "E" sound

bleed breed feed heed need reed seed speed steed teed tweed weed

"eet" Word Ladder / Long "E" sound

beet fleet greet meet sheet street

"ence" Word Ladder / Short "e" sound / Silent "e"

fence hence pence

"ince" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound / Silent "e"

mince
prince
quince
since
wince
convince
province

"once" Word Ladder / "w" + Short "u" sound / Silent "e"

once

"ounce" Word Ladder / Silent "e"

announce bounce denounce enounce flounce frounce jounce mispronounce ounce pounce preannounce pronounce renounce

"ense" Word Ladder / Short "e" sound / Silent "e"

sense tense intense condense defense dense dispense expense extense immense incense intense frankincense license offense pretense recompense recondense relicense suspense

"inse" Word Ladder / Short "i" sound / Silent "e"

rinse

"ead" Word Ladder / Short "e" + "d" sound / Silent "a"

ahead arrowhead bedspread bedstead bread bulkhead copperhead cornbread dead dread farmstead figurehead flatbread flathead gingerbread head homestead instead lead misread outspread overhead read reread spread thread thunderhead tread unread widespread

"ead" Word Ladder / Long "E" + "d" sound / Silent "a"

bead knead lead mislead misread plead read reread

"oad" Word Ladder / Long "O" + "d" sound / Silent "a"

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Spell"ing, n.

Defn: the act of one who spells; formation of words by letters; Orthography.

Spelling Spell"ing, a.

Defn: of or pertaining to spelling. Spelling bee, a spelling match. [u.s.] -- spelling book, a book with exercises for teaching children To spell; a speller.

-- spelling match, a contest of skill in spelling words, between two

Or more persons.

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