HEY KIDS, HOP ABOARD.
LET'S GET READY TO SPELL.
LEARN THE SONGS AND LET THE RULES HELP YOU




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

Research Paper
using Musical Spelling Rules







SING THE
1-1-1 SPELLING RULE


Introduction

Does the word have (snap fingers)
1 syllable (snap)
1 vowel,(snap)
1 consonant at the end?
If it does, then one more thing,
How does the end begin?

If you see (snap) "e-r",
(snap) "e-s-t",
(snap) "e-d", "i-n-g",
Sometimes "y", what do you do?
Double the consonant and add the suffix.
You have used the 1-1-1 Spelling Rule.

(Repeat)

Listen to the song

Download the Song

Go here to view the sheet music for this song,"
The 1-1-1 Spelling Rule"

Hear the melody line



Go here to hear the children sing the song.

You may want to download the children's song.

(To hear the music you will need RealAudio)



LEARN THE RULE

hop + ing

Check the root word.(hop) Ask yourself, "Does the root word have one syllable?" (yes) "Does it have one vowel?" (yes, o)
"Does it have one consonant at the end?" (yes, p)
Since you can see all these things, you must double the "p" before adding a suffix such as ed, er, est, or ing (suffixes which begin with a vowel).

hop + ing = hopping
hop + er = hopper
hop + ed = hopped

cook + ing

Check the root word.(cook) "Does the word have one syllable?" (yes)
"Does it have one vowel?" (NO! It has oo.)
This is not a 1-1-1 word. Just add the suffix without doubling the last consonant.

cook + ing = cooking
cook + er = cooker
cook + ed = cooked

list + ed

Check the root word.(list) "Does it have one syllable?" (yes)
"Does it have one vowel?" (yes, i)
"Does it have one consonant at the end?" (NO! It has two, s and t)
"List" is not a 1-1-1 word. Do not double the last consonant before adding "ed" or "ing" as a suffix.

list + ed = listed
list + ing = listing

sad + ness

This is a tricky one.
"Does the root word have one syllable?" (yes)
"Does it have one vowel?" (yes, a)
"Does it have one consonant at the end?" (yes, d)
"Does the suffix begin with a vowel?" (NO!)
Do not use the 1-1-1 rule because "ness" does not begin with a vowel.

sad + ness = sadness
sad + ly = sadly



PRACTICE THE 1-1-1 RULE

Find the correct spelling.

nod noded nodid nodded
rip ripping riping rippin
big biger biggr bigger
pack packed packked packt
cool cooller cooler coolir
sound soundded sounded soundid
snap snapping snaping snapingg
hard hardlee harddly hardly
look looked lookt lookked
turn turnned turned turnd
sleep sleeppless sleeples sleepless
ship shipping shiping shipiing
sweet sweettest sweetest sweetist
wish wishhes wishiz wishes
tap taped tapped tapt
reach reached reachhed reacht
rain rainning raineng raining
skip skippt skipped skiped
sad sadly saddly sadley
thank thankfull thankkful thankful




Search:
Press "Go" to search for Spelling.



Reading Lessons Silent E Spelling Rule

Many thanks to my son, Elton, for making the midis
and the sheet music for the songs.
He also helped to get the Java script to work on the pages.





Spelling Rules
from E.L. Easton's English Online

Grammar Practice from ESL Blue

Spelling It Right has worksheets to print

Look, Cover, Write, Check practice spelling words

Spelling City.com makes practicing for spelling tests fun



Songs may be downloaded for use, but may not be published for profit.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.