1. How do you explain why ‘give’ is pronounced with a short vowel and ‘hive’ ispronounced with a long vowel?
2. Why is shy spelled with a ‘y’ that says a long ‘i’ sound, and pony is spelled with a 'y' that says a long ‘e’ sound?
3. What teaching rule do you use to explain why pitch is spelled with a 't' and bench and church are not.
4. There are six ways to spell the long ‘i’ sound. Write one word to show each
5. What rules do you teach your class so they know how many syllables an unknown
6. Where do you typically find a schwa sound, and what letters can be used to spell
7. What is the rule that helps a beginning or struggling speller to know whether to
8. Why isn’t bridge spelled brij?
9. State the six types of syllables in our language and write one word to illustrate each type.
10. Why do you double the p in stopping, but not in stamping?
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