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  Book 3: Rule 10: adding s/seRemember: If a word ends with a consonant before the y, change the y to I to add es. eg, try = tries. If there is a vowel before the y, just add s. eg. destroy = destroys. Simply learn the rules and pattern! Try it: Try some of these words to consolidate the rule and patterns.
  Book 3: Rule 11: Revision of el, il, le, alRemember: Some words end in el, il, le, al. Simply learn the rules and patterns. Try some of these words to consolidate the rules and patterns
  Book 3: Rule 12: Topic Words 2: MathsRemember: Sometimes it is useful to learn spellings that belong to the same topic. These are all maths related ones. Simply learn the rules and patterns. Can you think of any other maths related ones? Why not amaze your teacher with them!
  Book 3: Rule 13: c or k patterRemember: The "k" sound is spelt ck after a short vowel and k after a long vowel or consonant. eg stick, choke. At the end of a two-syllable word it is often spelt c eg music. Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 14: x and ex patternRemember: Very few words begin with x but lots begin with ex. eg. exclaim, expand, experience. Sometimes you might accidentally spell them ecs... Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 15: More "or" sound spellingsRemember: The main spellings of the "or" sound are or and aw. eg sport, awkward. But there are also other spellings to learn that have the "or" sound. eg ward, August, stalk, thought, therefore. Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 16: More "ur" soundsRemember: The main spellings for the "ur" sound in the middle of a word are ur, ir and er. eg blur, dirt, fern. There are others you need to learn too. eg word, earn. Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 17: More "oo" and "yoo" sound spellingsRemember: The main spelling for the "oo" and "yoo" spellings are oo, ue, ew, u-e. eg scoot, blue, few, huge. There are other spellings you need to learn too. eg. cruise, move, super, group. Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 18: Topic Words: Describing wordsRemember: It is important to make writing interesting. We can do this using descriptive WOW words (sometimes these are adjectives, adverbs, abstract nouns) Simply try and learn these interesting words to help you improve your writing. Can you think of any more descriptive words? Why not impress your teacher with some!
  Book 3: Rule 19: Adding yRemember: Use the rules "drop the e" and "double the last letter" to add y. eg. Smoke - smoky, wobble - wobbly, fog - foggy. Some words you just add a y. eg. rain - rainy. Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 1: Words ending in leRemember: The "ul" sound at the end of the two-syllable words is most often spelt le. eg double, uncle. Try it: Try some of these words to consolidate the rule and pattern.
  Book 3: Rule 20: Adding er and estRemember: Use the same rules for adding er and est as you used for adding ed. Drop the e (safe - safer) Double the last letter (big - bigger) Change the y to an I (funny funniest)Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 21: Adding lyRemember: For most words, just add ly (near - nearly, brave - bravely) For some words that end in y, change to a i (merry - merrily) for words that end in le, change le to ly (simple - simply) Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 22: Suffixes ful, les, able, ness, ment, erRemember: Finding the root word (main word) and recognising the suffix (the ending) can help us to spell lots of longer words. faith - faithful, faithless, drink - drinkable, read - reader, readable, dark - darker, darkness etc. Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings. Can you think of any more?
  Book 3: Rule 23: Revision 2: Consolidation of all patterns to far.Remember: There are many rules and patterns to learn for certain spellings. Think back to all that we have covered so far. These are a few to see it you know the rules and patterns. Why not test yourself on some others too!
  Book 3: Rule 24: Topic Words 4: ScienceRemember: Sometimes it is useful to learn spellings as topic words. Words that are connected by a theme. These are all linked by the theme of science. Can you think of any others which would fit into this category? Why not amaze your teacher by giving them some more.
  Book 3: Rule 25: Shortened forms. Contractions with pronounsRemember: Shortened forms often follow a pronoun. The apostrophe goes after the pronoun in the place of the missing letter or letters (this is sometimes called apostrophe for omission) I had - I'd, I am - I'm Do you know the full form? the Standard English form? Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings.
  Book 3: Rule 26: Other contracted formsRemember: Shortened forms often follow a pronoun. The apostrophe goes after the pronoun in the place of the missing letter or letters (this is sometimes called apostrophe for omission) Do not - don't, are not - aren't, he would - he'd Do you know the full form? the Standard English form? Simply try and learn these rules and patterns to help you with the spellings.
  Book 3: Rule 27: Silent lettersRemember: Some words have letters that you cannot hear. To help you learn them, it might be an idea to "sound" them out. It might sound strange but it could help you remember the "silent" letter. knock, climb, wrap, listen, scene. Simply learn the rules and patterns for these spellings. Do you know any other words with these patterns?
  Book 3: Rule 28: Soft g and soft cRemember: Sometimes a soft "j" sound is spelt g (magic, ginger, strange) Sometimes a "s" sound is spelt c (centre, recipe, notice)
  Book 3: Rule 29: HomophonesRemember: Some words sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. These are homophones. Do you know what each of these homophones mean? Can you think of any others?
  Book 3: Rule 2: Double letters before leRemember: A long vowel is followed by one consonant before le. eg needle. A short vowel is followed by two consonants before le. eg dazzle. Try it: Try some of these words to consolidate the rule and pattern.
  Book 3: Rule 30: Topic Words: EnglishRemember: Sometimes it is helpful to learn spellings as topic or theme. These are all words connected to the topic English. Can you think of any more? Why not look out in your English lessons. Tell your teacher some.
  Book 3: Rule 31: Prefixes. re, de, pre, misRemember: It is useful to think of the root word (main word) and then the prefix (the part that is added onto the beginning) A prefix changes the meaning of the word but not the overall spelling. do - redo, mist - demist, fix - prefix, treat - mistreat. Can you work out what the prefixes re, de, pre, mis mean?Simply learn the rules and patterns for these spellings. Do you know any other words with these patterns?
  Book 3: Rule 32: More PrefixesRemember: It is useful to think of the root word (main word) and then the prefix (the part that is added onto the beginning) A prefix changes the meaning of the word but not the overall spelling. re, de, non, mis, dis, anti, un, sub. Can you work out what the prefixes re, de, pre, mis mean?Simply learn the rules and patterns for these spellings. Do you know any other words with these patterns?
  Book 3: Rule 33: Words ending in "ture" and "sure"Remember: A "chuh" sound at the end of a word is often spelt ture (fixture)A "zhuh" sound at the end of the word is often spelt sure (closure)Simply learn the rules and patterns to help you remember these spellings. Do you know any more words that are similar?
  Book 3: Rule 34: Possessive ApostropheRemember: Adding 's shows that something belongs to someone. Jill's trainers - the trainers that belong to Jill. The man's boots - the boots that belong to the man. Simply learn the rules and patterns to help you remember these spellings. These are some examples of the apostrophe being used for possession. You need to think of other sentences with it in.
  Book 3: Rule 35: Revision 3Remember: These are a collection of spellings and rules that we have already covered. Do you know them? Can you apply the rules and patterns? Good Luck!
  Book 3: Rule 36: Tricky WordsRemember: Sometimes a word or part of a word maybe tricky to us. think about a range of spelling strategies. It maybe splitting the word up, sounding it out, thinking of smaller words inside it. How are these tricky? What words are tricky to you? You may like to write them down and learn them too!
  Book 3: Rule 3: Double letters before other endingsRemember: Use the double the consonant rule to help you spell two-syllable word with other endings. super (long vowel) supper (short vowel) Some consonants are never doubled eg seven, never. Try it: Try some of these words to consolidate and learn the rule and patterns
  Book 3: Rule 4: Words ending in el, al, ilRemember: In some words an "ul" sounding ending is spelt el, al or il. eg model, animal, April. Try it: Try some of these words to consolidate the rule and patterns.
  Book 3: Rule 5: More word endingsRemember: some endings are found on many words. Endings are not always spelt as they sound. village, fiction, target. Can you spot any patterns with these words? Can you create some rules? Try it: Try some of these words to consolidate the rule and patterns
  Book 3: Rule 6: Capital letters for months of the Year Remember: Some words need a capital letter. Remember the word MINTS (months of the year, I, names of people or places, Titles, Start of a sentence) Try it: Try some of these words to consolidate the rule and patterns
  Book 3: Rule 7: Adding edRemember: use the rules "just add ed", "drop the e" and "double the last letter" to add "ed" words. eg. close - closed, trip - tripped. Try it: Try some of these words to consolidate the rule and patterns.