1-1-1 Spelling Rule
Silent E Rule
Y Spelling Rule
Rules for Plurals

Research Paper
using Musical Spelling Rules



If a word ends in consonant "y"
Here's a rule you must apply.
Change the "y" to "i" and then
Add the suffix to the end.

Watch out! (clap, clap)
Watch out! (clap, clap)
Don't use this rule with i-n-g
That puts two "i's" side by side.
"Don't do that!", the teacher cried.
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Y Spelling Rule"

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reply + ed

"Does the root word (reply) end with 'consonant y'?" (yes, l-y)
If it does, then change the "y" to "i" and add the suffix.

reply + ed = replied

reply + ing

"Does the root word end in 'consonant y'?" (yes)
"Is the suffix 'ing'?" (YES!)
If the suffix is "ing", don't change the root word,
just add the suffix.

reply + ing = replying

(See what happens when you misuse the rule)



lazy + est

"Does the root word (lazy) end with a consonant before the 'y'? "(yes, z)
Change the "y" to "i" and add the suffix.


play + ful

"Does the root word (play) end with "consonant y"?
(NO! It ends with "vowel y") Don't change the word before adding the suffix.


7353042: Snap it Up! Spelling & Reading: 3 & 4 Letter Words, Card Game Snap it Up! Spelling & Reading: 3 & 4 Letter Words, Card Game
By Learning Resources Inc

This exciting, fast-paced card game provides kids with hard-hitting practice in reading skills! Players pick and pass cards as fast as they can to spell words. It's fast! It's crazy! And it's so much fun, kids will want to snap it up again and again! Each game includes 90 cards. For 2-6 players. Grades 1+

Rule-ette, A Spelling Game by Arlie Roffman


Find the correct spelling.

try trid tryed tried
cry cries crys cryes
play playd plaied played
reply replied replyed replyd
copy copiing copying copeing
baby babbies babys babies
lady ladies laddies ladys
delay delaied delayed delayd
pony ponyz ponys ponies
enjoy enjoyed enjoied enjoyd
fry friing fryying frying
cozy coziness cozyness cozziness
lucky luckiest luckyest luckiist
city citys cities cityes
shaky shakyer shakyyer shakier
destroy destroyed destroyd destroied
sticky stickyest stickyist stickiest
deny denyed denied denydt
stormy stormiest stormyest stormest

Silent E Spelling Rule Plurals

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