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PAINLESS SPELLING
PAINLESS SPELLING
9780764147135
$9.99







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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 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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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

(0764147137)

Paperback / 304 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2011

 





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