Is English spelling irregular? by Masha  Bell

Is English spelling irregular?

I think that English is highly irregular, but when I said so in my first Staffrm piece, John Walker disagreed:“The...

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Identify the Need Put a Strategy in Place by Jules Daulby

Identify the Need Put a Strategy in Place

Another year another month of writing for a mug.  I'm a little emotional writing my final post.  It...

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Can you teach spelling to non responders? by Jules Daulby
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Can you teach spelling to non responders?

Yesterday I gave examples of spelling errors from a student with dyslexia in secondary school.  The...

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Dyslexia and Spelling by Jules Daulby
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Dyslexia and Spelling

Yesterday I showed you an example of a ten year old's writing.  There was some discrepancy between her...

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Logical phonetic, visual sequencing, rules, auditory, motor? The analysis of spelling errors. by Jules Daulby
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Logical phonetic, visual sequencing, rules, auditory, motor? The analysis of spelling errors.

I can't claim any of these ideas I'm giving you as my own, but I don't know exactly whose they are.  I've...

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Analysing spelling errors by Jules Daulby
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Analysing spelling errors

In the next few posts on spelling, I'd like to spend some time analysing errors. Can I ask you a favour?...

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I before E except after C by Kyra Tweddle
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I before E except after C

Have you ever tried to teach this rule?It's a tough one. It is the queen of exceptions. We have been...

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R U OK? by Jules Daulby
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R U OK?

Wood it be mor simple if we got rid of homophones? Do we need certen digrafs? The i in friends was only...

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our (UK) versus or (US) by Jules Daulby
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our (UK) versus or (US)

The simplification of spelling is no better illustrated than in our and or.  Not only do Americans use...

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Too or To? by Jules Daulby
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Too or To?

Oh, boo hoo - it's the end of half term...I always struggle the night before school starts again. It...

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W by Jules Daulby
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W

A very short post tonight as I’ve driven back from Cheltenham where I attended #NeD16, I am shattered...

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Oi, Oy by Jules Daulby
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Oi, Oy

Phew, I'm a little late tonight.  I've travelled up to sunny Cheltenham for the #networked2016 and...

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Pluralising by Jules Daulby
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Pluralising

I'm watching the new Annie - she can't read.  The rich man turns nice and opens a Literacy Centre in...

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The Affect of Effect by Jules Daulby
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The Affect of Effect

I have my Aunty Chris with me tonight and my Mum.  They are sitting at the dinner table moaning about...

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Mary Lou - the role of y by Jules Daulby
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Mary Lou - the role of y

This spelling rule is courtesy of Louis Sachar’s ‘Holes’ (1hr 20 mins into the film, if you want...

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Practice & Practise by Jules Daulby
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Practice & Practise

In the US, they only have one spelling for practice - how easy is that?  Here though, we have two (for...

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A Lot is TWO WORDS - aaarrggghhhh by Jules Daulby
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A Lot is TWO WORDS - aaarrggghhhh

Just about to drive down to Canterbury from the Purbecks so I'm writing this on my phone while yelling...

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If in doubt, it's 'le' by Jules Daulby
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If in doubt, it's 'le'

So, is it OK to say to students that, on balance, 'le' is the most likely suffix if they are unsure?...

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Silence in golden...tra la la la laaa (and a little bit pointless tbh) by Jules Daulby
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Silence in golden...tra la la la laaa (and a little bit pointless tbh)

Wumpf - that's how I feel.  After a day of training 150 TAs and that end of a half term feeling. Wumpf. ...

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Mnemonics - enemies of phonics by Jules Daulby
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Mnemonics - enemies of phonics

I have to admit being quite pleased with myself for that title; especially at the end of term when I...

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Flossy Words by Jules Daulby
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Flossy Words

When I first started teaching literacy skills, flossy words was a phrase I kept hearing. It was new to...

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Double Trouble - the Doubling Rule by Jules Daulby
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Double Trouble - the Doubling Rule

Back from a Literacy day in Bath with Graham Tryer.  The trouble is with courses like this is, that...

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Root words (not vegetables) by Jules Daulby
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Root words (not vegetables)

Did you read Gibb's piece in the Independent today?  He said teachers spent too much time on processes...

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A bit of a ramble... by Nicola Darling
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A bit of a ramble...

#8daysofwriting Following on from our staff meeting last week and after attending my SCITT student's...

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