Melody T. answered 06/08/21
Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, Certified Academic Language Therapist
Some people learn to spell easily. Others struggle for years, especially those with dyslexia. There are 4 ways we spell. You may find some references if you look for scientific spelling.
Phonetically, by sounds. f a s t. Closed syllable for the a is short.
Situationally, theposition of the letters. ((k) sound in the initial or medial position is represented by the letter k if it is followed by an e or i. (k) sound in the initial or medial position is represented by the letter c if followed by an a, o, u, or consonant. Ken, kit, can, cot, cut.
Word spelling formula - 1 syllable word with a short vowel followed by an (f) is spelled with ff, (l) is spelled with a ll, (s) spelled with an ss. The floss rule.
Try to memorize Irregular words that you will use most. 15% of our words fall into this category.