Whether for a class assignment, writing challenge or improvisational game, this tests the true ability of a writer to build a story based on unrelated word choices. Essentially, these tasks tell how effective you are as a communicators and help you learn to be a concise writer. The strength of a writer can be measured in the power of his words.
An American medical text showing British English spellings that were still in use "tumours", "colour", "centres", etc. In the early 18th century, English spelling was inconsistent. These differences became noticeable after the publishing of influential dictionaries.
He was very influential in popularizing certain spellings in America, but he did not originate them. In Britain, the influence of those who preferred the Norman or Anglo-French spellings of words proved to be decisive.
Later spelling adjustments in the United Kingdom had little effect on today's American spellings and vice versa.
For the most part, the spelling systems of most Commonwealth countries and Ireland closely resemble the British system.
In Canadathe spelling system can be said to follow both British and American forms,  and Canadians are somewhat more tolerant of foreign spellings when compared with other English-speaking nationalities.
Latin-derived spellings often through Romance [ edit ] Most words ending in an unstressed -our in British English e. Wherever the vowel is unreduced in pronunciatione. Most words of this kind came from Latin, where the ending was spelled -or.
They were first adopted into English from early Old Frenchand the ending was spelled -or or -ur. Some 16th- and early 17th-century British scholars indeed insisted that -or be used for words from Latin e.
By contrast, Johnson's pre-U. Johnson, unlike Webster, was not an advocate of spelling reform, but chose the spelling best derived, as he saw it, from among the variations in his sources. He preferred French over Latin spellings because, as he put it, "the French generally supplied us".
Mencken notes that "honor appears in the Declaration of Independencebut it seems to have got there rather by accident than by design. In Jefferson 's original draft it is spelled "honour".
Honor and honour were equally frequent in Britain until the 17th century;  honor still is, in the UK, the usual spelling as a person's name and appears in Honor Oaka district of London. The u is kept before English suffixes that are freely attachable to English words for example in neighbourhoodhumourlessand savoury and suffixes of Greek or Latin origin that have been adopted into English for example in favouritehonourableand behaviourism.
However, before Latin suffixes that are not freely attachable to English words, the u: Exceptions[ edit ] American usage, in most cases, keeps the u in the word glamourwhich comes from Scotsnot Latin or French.
Glamor is sometimes used in imitation of the spelling reform of other -our words to -or. Nevertheless, the adjective glamorous often drops the first "u". Saviour is a somewhat common variant of savior in the US. The British spelling is very common for honour and favour in the formal language of wedding invitations in the US.
Proper names such as Pearl Harbor or Sydney Harbour are usually spelled according to their native-variety spelling vocabulary. The name of the herb savory is thus spelled everywhere, although the related adjective savo u ry, like savo u r, has a u in the UK.
Honor the name and arbor the tool have -or in Britain, as mentioned above. Words with the ending -irior, -erior or similar are spelled thus everywhere. The word armour was once somewhat common in American usage but has disappeared except in some brand names such as Under Armour.
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Fox, Writing and Spelling examines the connection between reading and writing and between spelling and composition. The program features successful methods for encouraging children to write and build their vocabularies. Kids who write get the chance to sound out words and . Simply insert the desired spelling words into your story where they make sense.
You must know the meaning of each word and how to use them correctly in a sentence.
Choose a topic for your story that interests you so that you can write about what you enjoy. Stories are a lot easier to write if you.
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If you're a teacher or parent looking for 1st grade spelling words and activities, you've come to the right place! We've compiled several lists, based on Dolch words, Fry's textbooks, and other resources. Spell and Write and Read is the overall teacher's manual designed to accompany the reorganized and updated spelling list in The Wise Guide for Spelling.