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Spelling Rules Workbook
a step-by-step guide to the rules of English spelling
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(Note from Joanne. Use whatever you need in classrooms that is on this website including photocopying the PDFs - just acknowledge howtospell.co.uk. You can also download the videos from vimeo.com - click here
Hello Joanne, This is a very busy time of the year in Australia as it's report writing time. And here I am, in the wee hours of the morning hurrying to get them done. Your email was a lovely distraction. Thank you so much for your wonderful resource. I am finding it extremely useful. Regards Vivian
I am a SfL teacher teaching in Adult Ed (publicly funded) and would like to use your videos in my work. Is that ok, are there copyright restrictions on your materials? Obviously the source and your rights as the author will always be acknowledged. They are terrific materials and you’ve clearly put in a lot of work, the videos are very well put together, well done and thanks for your help. Ruth S (Note from Joanne. Use whatever you need in classrooms that is on this website including photocopying the PDFs - just acknowledge howtospell.co.uk. You can also download the videos from vimeo.com - click here
Thanks for this. I'm the training and projects bod for foundation programmes at the aviation college in Qatar and I do circulate your materials to our staff. I know they've found much of it useful and have built ideas into our programmes, so thank you for your efforts - keep it going. Chris
Thank You for sending the information about the spelling system. I'm working as a lecturer-in-English in Libya. I am very grateful to your help. Your videos are very very informative. I really appreciate your concern about helping others. Thanks once again. Dr R.
The Spelling Rules Workbook is a very useful book. I am not using it as they expect it to be used, I am using it to help find spellings with their rules to teach to a small group of children. It is great to have the exercises available which I can use if I need to. It also covers both British and American spellings.
I recently purchased your Spelling Rules Workbook and also received your How to Spell the 20 Most Commonly Misspelled Words Workbook. I would like to say that I have found them most useful - clear and succinct. In fact my colleagues and I would like your permission to use some of the explanations and exercises in the Year 7 spelling programme we are currently developing. (With acknowledgement naturally.) We do intend to purchase copies of your book for each of the Year 7 teachers to use as a reference. Jude, Australia
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your spelling and punctuation books, they have been great, and helped me massively in improving both my spelling and grammar. I was able to pass the literacy test first time, to enter the PGCE course that I wanted to! Thank you once again. Best wishes, Nicole, UK
Great site, Joanne! Have really enjoyed reading it. We obviously think along the same lines when it comes to teaching older students. Regards, Shireen. Shireen Shuster from www.spellzone.com (Spelling Essentials book by Shireen Shuster)
BBC Learning English have named How to Spell.co.uk the number 1 site for spelling "We often get asked questions about spelling and How to Spell.co.uk is a great site and videos... and fantastic games and quizzes..."
I love your lessons and adore your Reasons Why ebook. I run an online pronunciation program for international professionals and I'm always looking for ways to help them enhance their other English skills. Sheri Summers - American speaking expert - Click here to find out more about the American Accent Course
Hi Joanne...Just wanted to say thank you for your blog. I stumbled across it the other day while searching for spelling resources for my adult learners, and I have found it so useful. Will definitely be rooting through your archives to incorporate your methods and tricks into my lessons. I love the videos too. They make explanations so much easier. Thank you! Suzanne