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Practical Spelling was specially designed for students and busy adults who need to improve basic spelling skills quickly to move ahead at work and in the classroom. Through a self-contained program of 20 lessons that take just 20 minutes a day to complete, this book provides an easy route to spelling mastery. There are hundreds of practical spelling tips and easy to implement steps to success, plus real world examples that build real world skills.

Learning to spell well is not a matter of endless memorization. It's a matter of getting a few simple techniques lodged in your mind and adding a few words to which the rules don't apply. Using a fresh, fun approach to spelling, this book builds on what you already know using specific spelling skills, strategies, and exercises. Packed with innovative features, Practical Spelling

- gives you basic spelling skills - not just lists of words to memorize
- focuses on words you use most often, in everyday situations
- uses word games to reinforce what you've learned
- provides numerous practical exercises so you can learn by doing


Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Compounding with Short Vowels
Lesson 3: Compounding with Long Vowels
Lesson 4: Pairing Vowels
Lesson 5: What’s All the Murmur About?
Lesson 6: The Murmurs Continue
Lesson 7: What a Pair!
Lesson 8: The Pairing Continues. . .
Lesson 9: The Final Pairs
Lesson 10: The Softening of Consonants
Lesson 11: The Oddball Consonants
Lesson 12: Silence!
Lesson 13: Silent Letters and Double Trouble
Lesson 14: Expand . . . Expansion
Lesson 15: Beat the Stress
Lesson 16: The Base Word
Lesson 17: Getting Off First Base
Lesson 18: Spelling Demons
Lesson 19: Trendy Words and Mixed Pairs
Lesson 20: Putting It All Together
Appendix Master Spelling List

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