Spelling Strategies and Secrets: the essential how to spell guide

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Spelling Strategies & Secrets helps you to improve, remember and learn spellings. It guides you through using memory tricks, words within words, noticing letter patterns and word families. Also, spelling secrets and myths are revealed and debunked so you feel less frustrated by spelling.

The purpose of Spelling Strategies & Secrets is to not only help you improve your spelling but also to increase your spelling knowledge, so that you understand why it is the way it is. It will help you see the regularities and patterns and eventually help you enjoy its strange, quirky ways, so you can remember spellings and have the confidence to write and express yourself the way you want to.

The aim of this book is to give you the confidence to spell well; to know that you can use these strategies to help you spell tricky words, and know that it’s not “cheating”. We have so many variations of spelling and a huge vocabulary that we need little reminders to spell some words. Even great spellers use them.

This book is not about learning obscure words but about learning common, everyday words that are some of the most misspelled in British (BrE) and American English (AmE).

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Below is one of my favourite/favorite (AmE) videos about using memory tricks to remember spellings.

All these tricks and many more are in Spelling Strategies & Secrets book. It's such a useful, handy reference book to have.

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Thank you Joanne, your book is just what I was looking for. I can spell but find remembering spelling especially those "tricky" words you have in your book. Big thanks, John, UK

Another great book again! The more I think about and study spelling the better I get at it. I couldn't have done it without you. Sandra, USA

Great book, Joanne. I have only just noticed that ease is in please. Spelling is becoming clearer. I believe when you try to break words down it doesn’t work. A lot for me is putting words together and remembering patterns. It’s amazing if I don’t use a few words for 6 to 8 weeks I forget how to spell them.
Daryl, UK