Painless Spelling

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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a ...
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Overview


Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. American English sound and letter patterns, homophones, prefixes and suffixes, and more are all presented with fun-to-solve "Brain Ticklers" to self-test students' learning progress.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764147135
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Painless Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 983,987
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Introduction

    Why Learning to Spell Is Important

    How English Spelling Was Shaped by History

    PART ONE: HOW TO SPELL PROPERLY IN

    ALL TIMES AND SEASONS

  • Chapter One: Spelling in the 21st Century

    Dictionary Differences

    Spelling for Different Purposes

    Dialects: Different Versions of a Language

    Registers: Formal and Informal Language

    Genres: Different Types of Writing

    PART TWO: AMERICAN ENGLISH SPELLING

  • Chapter Two: Overview of English Spelling

    English Spelling: The Basics

    English Spelling Patterns Overview

  • Chapter Three: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning" 69

    Three-Letter Words: "A Very Good Place to Start"

    More About Consonant Letter Blends and Digraphs

  • Chapter Four: Vowel Sounds

    Short Vowel Sounds

    Long Vowel Sounds

  • Chapter Five: More Challenging Spelling Patterns

    Miscellaneous Vowel Sounds

    "Silent" Letters

    PART THREE: SYLLABLE JUNCTURES

  • Chapter Six: Compound Words and

    Shortened Words

    Compound Words

    Abbreviations

    Contractions

  • Chapter Seven: Affixes: Prefixes and Suffixes

    Syllable Junctures with Prefixes and Suffixes

    Plurals

    Simple Prefixes

    Simple Suffixes

    PART FOUR: DERIVATIONAL CONSISTENCY

  • Chapter Eight: More About Suffixes

    Changes in Sound

    Same Sound, Different Look

  • Chapter Nine: Confusing Words

    Homographs, Homophones, and Homonyms

  • Chapter Ten: Greek and Latin Base Words

    Base Word Families

  • Chapter Eleven: Predictable Spelling Changes

    Accommodation: Now You See It, Now You Don't

    Assimilation Investigation--Meet the Chameleons

  • Index
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