Double the Consonant

Double the Consonant

Double the Consonant Rules Spelling doesn’t have to stump your readers. The key to elevate a student’s understanding is to explain the reason behind English spelling. Here are three rules to help your students understand when to double the consonant in...
Games and Activities for Teaching Homophones

Games and Activities for Teaching Homophones

Games for Teaching Homophones By Megan Starnes A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same or sounds the same as another word, but has a different meaning. Homophones can be tricky and confusing for young readers. Practice truly makes perfect when learning to...
Spelling Rules for c, k and ck

Spelling Rules for c, k and ck

Spelling Rules: C, K or CK? One sound in English can be represented with one, two, three, and even four letters! Well four-letter graphemes are debatable…but thinking about teaching the countless spelling variations can be daunting. Now, imagine trying to learn...
Should You Add -s or -es?

Should You Add -s or -es?

Do you teach reading? Free Phonics Program for Teachers and Families! Sign up Should You Add -s or -es? I’ll admit, when teaching how to form plurals, I used to teach students to add <-es> when the word ended with s, ch, x, and I can’t even remember...