Monday, March 26, 2012
Thank God For Spell Check
As I pondered on why spelling is so difficult, I thought of some of the interesting spelling patterns we have in the English language.
igh says long i
ph says f
tion says shen
kn says n
Then there are the strange words like mnemonic and pneumonia.
Then comes those dreaded homophones like:
to, too, two
Dose anyone have any explanations for all of this?
Here is a cute little song about spelling.
*This blog post was inspired by a former student of mine. She just took 15th place out of about 115 spellers in the county wide spelling bee this past Saturday.