Copyright

Ch 1: English Spelling Rules & Conventions

About This Chapter

Take a look at these mobile-friendly lessons and quizzes to review basic English spelling rules and conventions. The chapter can be accessed whenever you need to review spelling rules for upcoming exams or improve your spelling skills for essays and assignments.

English Spelling Rules & Conventions - Chapter Summary

If you need to review basic English spelling rules and conventions, these engaging English lessons will show you everything you need to know. After identifying conventional English spelling rules, you'll explore related topics, including homophones, mnemonic devices, spelling strategies and more. These lessons are designed to be short and engaging so you can quickly take away the most important spelling rules and concepts. Be sure to take the chapter's self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of these spelling rules. By the end of the chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Outline common English spelling rules
  • Recognize homophones and homographs
  • Identify commonly confused English words
  • Use mnemonic devices to help you spell words
  • Understand plural noun spelling rules
  • Evaluate correct spelling strategies

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: English Spelling Rules & Conventions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
General English Spelling Rules

1. General English Spelling Rules

In this lesson, we detail just a few of the numerous general spelling rules in the English language, while also taking note of the exceptions to each guideline.

Homophones: Lesson for Kids

2. Homophones: Lesson for Kids

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read the following lesson to learn how to tell homophones apart, how to tell the difference between 'problem pairs' of homophones and how to choose the right homophone in your own writing.

Homographs: Lesson for Kids

3. Homographs: Lesson for Kids

Homographs can be challenging, especially for young learners. Read the following lesson to learn about homographs and discover some tips on using context clues to identify homographs.

Commonly Confused Words in English

4. Commonly Confused Words in English

Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.

Using Mnemonic Devices to Spell

5. Using Mnemonic Devices to Spell

Spelling can prove to be a difficult of a task, but there are plenty of ways to remember how to spell. Mnemonic devices can help you remember tricky spellings of words. In this lesson, we will go over some.

English Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns

6. English Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns

Our world is filled with nouns. For such an important part of speech, it is vital to follow the right spelling rules. In this lesson, we will discuss the rules for spelling plural nouns.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

7. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support