ICANSPELL LEVEL 3
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Level 3 of ICANSPELL contains 48 lessons

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  • ICANSPELL Level 3

    1. Dictation Pad 3-01 to 3-08
      • Lesson 01
        • The sound of short e made two ways
        • The consonant teams th, ck and sh
        • The definition of syllables
        • Emphasized syllables
        • SeeThis is a PDF file.Lesson 3-01
      • Lesson 02
        • The sound of er spelled er, or and ur
        • Stressed syllables
        • Two ways to stress the word "perfect"
      • Lesson 03
        • The letter u making its short sound
        • The letter u followed by r or l
        • The root of a word
        • Two ways to stress the words "suspect" and "adult"
      • Lesson 04
        • The sound of long o made three ways
        • Hyphenating between syllables
        • Syllables usually, but not always, match stressed portions of words
      • Lesson 05
        • The sound of long u made several ways
        • The sound of long u made by o (lose)
        • Two ways to stress the word "refuse"
      • Lesson 06
        • The consonant team th voiced
        • The consonant team th unvoiced
        • The consonant team th teamed with r and w
      • Lesson 07
        • The consonant team ch as in lunch
        • The consonant team ch as in school
      • Lesson 08
        • Abbreviations
        • Casual speech vs formal speech
    2. Dictation Pad 3-09 to 3-16
      • Lesson 09
        • The suffix le
        • Doubled consonants keeping the vowel short before le
      • Lesson 10
        • The sound of er spelled er, or and ar
        • The unstressed sound is called schwa in the dictionary
      • Lesson 11
        • The suffix y sounding like long e
        • The letter y as part of a longer suffix (ary, ory)
        • Two ways to stress the word "contrary"
      • Lesson 12
        • The suffix y sounding like long e
        • Do not hyphenate before y at the end of word
      • Lesson 13
        • The suffixes s and es make words plural
        • The e in the suffix s often must be pronounced (dishes)
        • The consonant blend sound of ks is made by the letter x
        • The letter x is not doubled to protect short vowels
      • Lesson 14
        • Pluralizing words that end in y (sixty/sixties)
        • Making plural words into singular words (sixties/sixty)
        • Pluralizing words that end in o (tomato/tomatoes)
      • Lesson 15
        • The suffix ly can turn words into adverbs and adjectives
        • Formula for adding ly to words ending in y (angry/angrily)
        • Formula for adding ly to words ending in e (cuddle/cuddly)
      • Lesson 16
        • Adverbs ending in the suffix ly
        • Adding the suffix ly to words ending in e (rude/rudely)
        • Stress doesn't always match syllables
    3. Dictation Pad 3-17 to 3-24
      • Lesson 17
        • Compound words
        • Root words
        • Two ways to stress the word "downstairs"
      • Lesson 18
        • Tricky one-syllable words (cold, watch, talk)
        • The letter w changes the sound made by a or o within a syllable
        • The consonant team tch
      • Lesson 19
        • The suffix ed making words past tense
        • In most words the e in ed is silent (banged), but in some it must be pronounced (landed)
        • Voiced and unvoiced sounds affect the pronunciation of the suffix ed
      • Lesson 20
        • Measurement abbreviations
        • Miscellaneous abbreviations
      • Lesson 21
        • The sound of or (for) spelled several ways (horse, pour, door)
      • Lesson 22
        • Past tense words
        • Formula for changing words that end in e (adore) into past tense words (adored)
        • Sometimes you hear the e in ed (completed)
        • Sometimes ed sounds like t (spruced)
      • Lesson 23
        • The suffixes less and ness
      • Lesson 24
        • Time abbreviations
        • The sound of long e made by ee, ie, and ey
    4. Dictation Pad 3-25 to 3-32
      • Lesson 25
        • The sounds of el (tell) spelled le, el, and il
        • Emphasis is sometimes shown in books with capital letters (moTEL)
      • Lesson 26
        • Formulas for adding the suffix ed:
          1. Just do it (fail/failed)
          2. Drop final e and add ed (wave/waved)
          3. Double the final consonant and add ed (beg/begged)
        • Sometimes you hear d and sometimes you hear t at the end of past tense words
      • Lesson 27
        • Formulas for adding the suffix ing:
          1. Just do it (keep/keeping)
          2. Double the final consonant and add ing (hit/hitting)
        • Changing an ing word back to its root (keeping/keep and hitting/hit)
      • Lesson 28
        • The letter g making its soft sound (j)
        • The consonant team dge
        • Two ways to spell "judgment"
      • Lesson 29
        • The letter c making its soft sound (s)
        • The letter c making its hard sound (k)
      • Lesson 30
        • Adding the suffix ing to a word that ended with e (hike/hiking)
        • Returning an ing word to its root (hiking/hike)
      • Lesson 31
        • Adding the suffix ed to a short vowel word (hop/hopped)
        • Adding the suffix ed to a long vowel word (hope/hoped)
      • Lesson 32
        • The letter v is never alone at the end of a word
        • Pluralizing words that end in f
        • Pronouncing the letter team wh
        • The vowel team igh
        • The consonant team gh
    5. Dictation Pad 3-33 to 3-40
      • Lesson 33
        • Compound words
        • Emphasizing part of a compound word
        • Two ways to pronounce the word "extraordinary"
      • Lesson 34
        • Prefixes pre, un, dis, non and mis
      • Lesson 35
        • The suffixes ion and s
        • The sound of t + ion
        • The sound of s + ion
      • Lesson 36
        • The suffixes al, able, and ible
        • The letter c added to the suffix ial (special)
      • Lesson 37
        • The suffix ate
      • Lesson 38
        • Comparatives and superlatives (busy, busier, busiest)
        • Formulas for changing words that end in y (busy) and e (simple)
        • Formulas for changing simple words (+er, +est)
      • Lesson 39
        • The suffixes ment, ant, and ion
      • Lesson 40
        • Wierd words (glove, sew, women)
        • Two ways to pronounce the words "dove" and "live"
    6. Dictation Pad 3-41 to 3-48
      • Lesson 41
        • The letter c making its hard sound (k)
        • Two ways to pronounce the word "subject"
      • Lesson 42
        • The letter a pronounced almost long (carrot)
        • The letter a unstressed, symbolized by schwa in the dictionary
      • Lesson 43
        • The consonant team wh
        • The consonant team wr
      • Lesson 44
        • The letter c making its soft sound (s)
        • The letter c making its hard sound (k)
        • Two ways to pronounce the word "entrance"
      • Lesson 45
        • Homophones (throne/thrown)
      • Lesson 46
        • Formulas for adding the suffix ing:
          1. Just do it (boil/boiling)
          2. Double the final consonant and add ing (stop/stopping)
          3. Drop the e and add ing (change/changing)
      • Lesson 47
        • An assortment of easy short vowel words
        • Syllable breaks are sometimes shown in books with a slash (hap/pen)
        • Syllable breaks are sometimes shown in books with a space (hap pen)
        • Dictionaries use tiny dots to show where end-of-line hyphenation occurs
      • Lesson 48
        • An assortment of short easy words
        • Schwa in use


 

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