Spelling Generalizations

Is it -OUS or -US? How to Teach This Spelling Generalization
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Is it -OUS or -US? How to Teach This Spelling Generalization

The more students know the more complicated spelling becomes. They begin to need to take into consideration not only sound and symbol correspondence, but the word’s morphology and part of speech. One potentially confusing concept is words that end in -ous or -us. Both endings are pronounced /ǝs/. So how do we know when to…

7 Tips For Helping Students Recognize Patterns In Words
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7 Tips For Helping Students Recognize Patterns In Words

There are several reasons why recognizing patterns in words is difficult for our students with dyslexia. Dyslexia often causes difficulty linking the phonemic analysis with the orthographic patterns. This means that a student not only has difficulty correctly hearing, analyzing, and identifying the separate sounds in a word, but in putting the sequence of letters…

Is it -GE or -DGE? How to Teach This Spelling Generalization

Is it -GE or -DGE? How to Teach This Spelling Generalization

GE or DGE? Your student knows more than they think! Whether to use -ge or -dge at the end of a word is the fourth of the short vowel spelling generalizations. Teaching the GE/DGE Spelling Generalization This spelling generalization states: Some words that follow this generalization include: Bridge             fudge               ledge               badge              lodge Bulge               hinge               large               …