Who Put the Spell into Spelling?: An Illustrated Storybook to Support Children with Fun Rules for Tricky Spellings, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Who Put the Spell into Spelling?

An Illustrated Storybook to Support Children with Fun Rules for Tricky Spellings, 1st Edition

By Georgie Cooney


83 pages | 46 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780367435059
pub: 2020-03-26
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This beautifully illustrated storybook has been created to support learners who, after acquiring the basics of reading and writing, have struggled to organically grasp the rules that govern spelling in the English language. The colourful storybook tells the story of the ‘Super Spelling School for Letters’, and the teacher who helps all the students come together to make words. Twenty-two of the most important spelling rules are explored and given meaning through the engaging story; each followed by a ‘quick quiz’ to help solidify the rule in the long-term memory.  

Key features include:

  • An engaging story that connects the spelling rules together and gives them meaning, making them easier to remember
  • Quirky and colourful illustrations, allowing children to visualise the spelling rules and the way they work in the English language

Developed with feedback from teachers and students, this is an invaluable resource for teachers and parents looking to support learners who find spelling a challenge, or who are learning English as an additional language.

Also available to purchase with an activity workbook, Supporting Children with Fun Rules for Tricky Spellings [ISBN: 978-0-367-81962-0].

Table of Contents


Alphabet Rainbow

Rule 1: Magic E

Rule 2: V comes before e

Rule 3: Y sounds like ‘i’

Rule 4: Y sounds like /ee/

Rule 5: Doubling L, S, Z and F

Rule 6: C before K

Rule 7: T, C and H

Rule 8: S before H

Rule 9: S makes plurals

Rule 10: E and S make plurals

Rule 11: F is replaced by VES

Rule 12: I, E, S make plurals

Rule 13: O can end some words

Rule 14: A can introduce words

Rule 15: A and N join together

Rule 16: I is a word

Rule 17: i comes before e except after c

Rule 18: U after Q

Rule 19: W can change vowel sounds

Rule 20: T can end irregular verbs

Rule 21: Copycat C

Rule 22: ‘Y’s sound

Quick Quiz Answers

About the Author

Georgie Cooney is a qualified primary school teacher (BAEdHons) with QTS and with a Certificate in Psychology, a Diploma in Diagnosing and Assessing SpLDs and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. She currently works at Calder House School in Wiltshire, which is a specialist school for learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

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