patterns & rules of words ending in -le

Rules and patterns for words ending in -le

In this lesson we're looking at words like: table, wobble, purple, apple, beetle, kettle, trifle, shuffle, dazzle, tickle, sprinkle, castle...

1. Do you know why we spell some of these with a single letter before the -le and some with double letters? title / little, idle / middle,

will not = won't why?

will not = won't, why?
  • Taking an interest in words;
  • Understanding where words come from; 

words with the -gh- letter pattern

In this lesson we're looking at the difficult -gh- letter pattern. I've included a video, a spelling test and pronunciation guide to really help you with these tricky words.

words ending in -tion, -sion, -cian

Say these words out loud: action, accommodation, decision, admission, permission, occasion, electrician, politician, station, television.

Did you notice that the endings -tion, -sion, -cian all have a 'shun' sound?

Why is there a 'w' in two

Ever wondered why we spell two with a 'w'?

A lot of my students (especially when they're in a hurry with their writing!) spell it 'tow'. This is a classic mistake. They know there's a 'w' in there and they know there's an 'o'...

Only use full when full video

Only use full when full spelling rule -
adding the suffix -ful to words

When we add -ful to the end of words it changes the meaning, like beautiful, wonderful, stressful, helpful.

7 Plural Spelling Rules

Magic 'e'

Magic 'e' - Silent 'e'