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Painless Spelling / Edition 2
     

Painless Spelling / Edition 2

by Mary Elizabeth Podhaizer
 

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ISBN-10: 0764134353

ISBN-13: 2900764134356

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated

If you think that spelling correctly in English is a tricky business, you're absolutely right. But you still can learn how to do it -- and enjoy yourself while learning! Here's the book that makes learning correct spelling entirely painless. Ten easy-to-read chapters start with an interesting history of the English language, then go on to analyze sound patterns,

Overview

If you think that spelling correctly in English is a tricky business, you're absolutely right. But you still can learn how to do it -- and enjoy yourself while learning! Here's the book that makes learning correct spelling entirely painless. Ten easy-to-read chapters start with an interesting history of the English language, then go on to analyze sound patterns, diphthongs, homophones, plural endings, compound words, prefixes and suffixes added to base words, and lots more. When you reach the final chapter you'll discover to your delight that your spelling skills have increased many times over -- while your grades have gone up accordingly. Just as important, you'll discover that you've had fun learning!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900764134356
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Painless Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The History of Englishvii
Part 1Introduction to Letter Patterns1
Chapter 1Letter Patterns3
Spelling in English5
Letter Patterns23
Chapter 2"Let's Start at the Very Beginning"35
Three-Letter Words: A Very Good Place to Start37
Consonant Letter Blends and Digraphs42
Chapter 3Vowel Sounds55
Short Vowel Sounds57
Long Vowel Sounds67
Chapter 4Odds and Ends81
Miscellaneous Vowel Sounds83
"Silent" Letters88
Homographs and Homophones94
Part 2Syllable Junctures109
Chapter 5Affixes111
Syllable Junctures113
Plurals122
Simple Prefixes135
Simple Suffixes140
Chapter 6Compound Words161
Compound Interest163
Part 3Derivational Consistency173
Chapter 7Alternations175
Changes in Sound177
Chapter 8Homophonous Endings189
Same Sound, Different Look191
Chapter 9Greek and Latin Base Words213
Family Resemblance215
Chapter 10Predictable Spelling Changes: Changes in Sight235
Now You See It, Now You Don't237
Assimilation Investigation--Meet the Chameleons241
Index253

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