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Unit 2: Spelling the consonant sounds, part 1

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Unit 2: Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 1

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ick and ic rulebreakers and homophones

Rule Breakers - these words break spelling rules

We know of five words which break this rule:

tic (see below).
limerick a humorous five-line poem.
derrick a kind of crane that moves heavy weights or a framework that sits over a platform.
maverick a person who follows his or her own rules.
gimmick a trick to attract attention.

homophones - learn to spell similar sounding words If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake -
so it is especially important to learn them.
tick -
a) a mark meaning correct:
b) the noise a clock makes.
c) insect that burrows into flesh.

tic - small muscle movement.

Put a tick on the right word.
That old watch has loud tick.
The dog has been bitten by ticks.

He can't control the tic on his face.
Please turn your screen to landscape to play this game.

The Spellzone interactive course is intended to be used online and may not be printed.

"Spellzone fits in beautifully with our Scope and Sequence of Phonological Awareness and Spelling. It also aligns perfectly with the four areas of spelling knowledge and uses the Brain, Ears, Eyes approach to learning spelling."
Thank you!

Teacher, Australia