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Click on one of the spelling exercises below.
From beginner to advanced - you choose.
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Check out the NEW WORD SEARCHES - they'll help develop your visual memory. (If you have an Apple ipad word searches won't work because Apple won't allow Flash on their devices!!!!)
Difficult Words 2
Common Spelling Mistakes
More Common Misspellings
Common errors made by native speakers
More common errors
formal, academic, words
formal, academic, words quiz 2
Brand new game! Common misspelled words quiz 1
Brand new game! Common misspelled words quiz 2
Brand new game! Irregular past tense quiz
Error Correction, Proof-reading information
Spot the mistakes on these tattoos (now with photos)
new More mistakes on tattoos - video
Email error-correction & 2 classic mistakes
Spot the punctuation and spelling mistakes
Check out my Homophones Masterclass. Click here to find out more about learning how to cope with these pesky words
Lots More Homophones
They're, their, there
They're, their, there 2
Your or you're
Days of the Week
Days of the Week multi-choice
Days of the Week Puzzle
Days - missing vowels
new Days - missing consonants
Days - multi-choice revision
Days word search
Months of the Year
Months of the Year multi-choice
Months of the Year Puzzle
Months - multi-choice revision
new Months - missing vowels
new Months - missing consonants
new Months game
new Months word search
Seasons of the Year
new Common time-of-day words
new Revision - various words
Click here to check out my Spelling Patterns & Pronunciation Masterclass
-ary word search
-ery word search
-ory word search
-ary, -ery, -ory exercise
-ious word search
-ies word search
-au- word search
Letter Patterns with '-ight'
Letter Patterns with '-ui-'
Letter Patterns with 'wor-'
Letter Patterns with 'squ-'
Letter Patterns with '-ea-'
-ea- letter pattern wordsearch(hard!)
-ough- letter pattern wordsearch (hard!)
-tion, -sion, -cian word search
words with the "sh" sound word search
the 'f' sound word search
Click here for some worksheets to print off
Click here for what other people have said about the help I've given them.
Click here to see the books I recommend about spelling, history of spelling/English, dictionaries and books on creative writing
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I am your fan. When I was a hotshot kid I would PRO NOUNCE the word aloud or to myself (doesn't matter) the way it is spelled.i.e. "separately" always confounded me. So I taugt myself to say SEH PAR (rhymes with bar)- ATELY
The key phonetic syllable was PAR. Of course I never spoke it that way. Later I forgot this phonemic device. With my phonetic dyslexic daughter, we would invent stories using the spelling words we traveled to jungles there were heroes, and her spelling words along with color crayons and drawing paper. She ended up getting A's in spelling. The latter method I shall never forget. It belongs in a Separate place in my heart, Juan
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