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Only two words of three are spelled correctly - can you find which is incorrect?
Game instructions to practice spellingChoose the sound to practice from the buttons above. Then ten questions are randomly generated that exercises spelling with that sound.You will get three words or sentences, and one of these is misspelled.It's up to you to find the one that's not spelled correctly.
Phonemes and graphemesA grapheme is the smallest semantically distinguishing unit in a written language, which in this game is in the form of letters: vowels and consonants. The spoken language equivalence of grapheme is callled phoneme. In this game, the spelling is practiced in groups of English phonemes. The SH sound below is an example of a phoneme. A phoneme is usually spelled with two graphemes, which is called digraf.
Below are listed the general rules for the spelling of the English language organized by phonemes. Most rules have exceptions so beware!
The O soundThis sound has several spellings in an othographology perspective:
- o, as in grow.
- ou, as in rough.
- oo, as in school.
- oe, as in toe.
- oa, as in boat.
- ow, as in cow.
- ue, as in clue.
- ew, as in chew.
The J soundTwo major rules:
- Before a, o, or u the /j/ sound is spelled with j.
Some examples are jam, job and just.
- Before e, i or y the sound is spelled with g.
Some examples are gem, ginger and gym.
The M soundThe M sound is a consonant sound and has five primary spellings, where four are digraphs:
- MB, as in thumb.
- MN, as in autumn.
- ME, as in some.
- MM, as in hammer.
- M, as in swim.
The N soundThis sound have many different possible spelling. Among the most common are:
- N, as in bank.
- NN, as in banner.
- NE, as in gone.
- KN, as in know.
- GN, as in sign.
The F soundThe /f/ sound is usually spelled with ff after a short vowel and f elsewhere, but some borrowed words are spelled with ph.
The K soundThis sound can be spelled in several ways. The most common spellings are:
- K, as in bike.
- CK, as in sick.
- CH, as in mechanic.
- CC, as in accelerate.
- C, as in direct.
- QU, as in quest.
- If the previous letter is a consonant, the K sound is often spelled with K.Some examples are blank and sketch.
- The K sound is spelled with C if the next vowel is a, o or u. Examples are scale, corn and cut.
- The K sound is spelled with K if the next vowel is e or i. Examples are key and kid.
The CH soundMay be spelled in several ways, but the general rule is that The sound /ch/ has two spellings: tch after a short vowel, ch anywhere else. The two most common spellings are therefore ch and tch. Common endings sounding CH are -tion and -ture. There are, however, several exceptions: sandwich and much are two examples.
The SH soundThis english sound has multiple spelling variants:
- sh, as in shoe.
- ti, as in section.
- ci, as in social.
- si, as in expansion.
- ssi, as in expression.
- ch, as in machine.
- che, as in cache.
- s, as in sugar.
- ss, as in assure.
The E soundUse i before e except when the two letters follow c and have a long e sound or when the two vowels are pronounced long a. The different spellings of the e sound are:
- e, as in me.
- ae, as in aerial.
- ee, as in heel.
- ea, as in dead.
- ei, as in ceiling.
The G soundThe G sound has five dominant spellings:
- G, as in dig.
- GG, as in egg.
- GH, as in ghost.
- GUE, as in guess.
- GU, as in guide.
Calculation of knowledge pointsEach completed level results in 1 knowledge point. The maximum number of points (10 knowledge points) is achieved when you complete all 10 levels. You'll get a bronze medal when you complete a level 2 times and a silver medal after 5 completed rounds. A gold medal will be received after 10 completed rounds. In Correct spelling, the maximum number of collectable gold medals is 10. You only earn knowledge points for levels that has not been cleared before. A cleared level has a green background above. Even when you have completed a level, you can continue practicing at that level, but it gives you no more knowledge points.
Game infoThis game is suitable for student between 6 years and 12 years.
By playing the game the student practices Spelling, Reading.
The game with id 19 was created by Helpfulgames.
The game was published 2012-05-30 and last updated 2012-05-30.
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