- Paperback: 148 pages
- Publisher: Astoria Press (24 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983187215
- ISBN-13: 978-0983187219
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.8 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 386 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules Paperback – 21 Jan 2015
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About the Author
John Fulford's first experience as a teacher was in a one-room school in northern Canada. During his subsequent forty years of teaching he taught every grade from kindergarten to college prep. as well as adult education. He has also taught overseas. Born in Spain of British parents, Fulford was educated in England before emigrating to Canada, where he earned his B. Ed. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. After moving to California, he earned his M.A. at California State University in Long Beach.
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4 August 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
18 people found this helpful.
This is the best, most comprehensive manual that I have ever read. It is clear and concise. I only lament that I had not had it in my first year of teaching. It is useful for every age level. I intend to use it with my fourth grade bilingual students this school year. Reading is writing, and writing is reading. This manual will help me to guide my students to be better spellers, hence better readers. I first purchased the kindle version, and when I discovered how fantastic it is, I purchased a hard copy in the event that if something were ever to happen to my kindle and I could not access it, I would have the manual in print. This is a book that I hope will not ever go out of print. Purchase this book if you are a student, a teacher, an adult, a second language learner, or just someone who is curious about the English Spelling Rules. I cringe every time I hear someone say that English is just a complicated language and one must simply memorize everything. That is not true. I actually have heard teachers of English say this...no wonder our American students cannot spell and continue to widen the achievement gap! This book is great!
A. C. Graner
It doesn't cover words like seize and weird
25 May 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
Bottomline: Rules may help but there are so many spelling inconsistencies in English you end up memorizing words. Take the "I before E" rule. It doesn't cover words like seize and weird. If you truly want dummy-proof spelling, learn German or Finnish.
26 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Amazing resource for teachers! I can't wait to use this book with my 7th graders this year. The book covers everything from syllables, apostrophe usage rules, spelling rules, and affixes. I highly recommended for any elementary or ELA teacher.
8 January 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
A very complete guide but, it just reenforces my feeling that English spelling is a mess and I don't see how anyone could memorize the whole book and even if you did you still have to remember all the exceptions.
The most comprehensive book on English spelling rules
8 May 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
25 people found this helpful.
I buy books on Amazon all the time, but this is the second time I have ever rated a book on Amazon and it is because I want people to know that this humble-looking book is an excellent book on English spelling rules. This is a very good book that gives a comprehensive list and explanations of the rules governing English spelling. It is fun to read and easy to use. There is an excellent chapter on the history of English spelling rules that I enjoyed so much. Thank you, Mr. Fulford.