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The trail of the magpie: How foreign words create exceptions to the rules

The trail of the magpie: How foreign words create exceptions to the rules | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Ian Brookes is a freelance writer and editor based in Scotland. He has edited a number of dictionaries and has written books about spelling, writing, and punctuation. In this post he takes a look at where some of our words have come from.
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The Spelling Blog: Ya gonna wanna sorta luv this - non-standard spelling surprise

The Spelling Blog: Ya gonna wanna sorta luv this - non-standard spelling surprise | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

"A blog about English spelling. How it works, how to learn it, how to teach it, and how to love it!

I wanna look at some 'non-standard' spellings. I'm gonna surprise ya wiv some information about dem.... I gotta tell ya, they've been around a long, long time."

Article on non-standard spelling which would go well with a lesson focussing on texting, abbreviations and non-standard spelling.


Via Director Of Young Learners
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Pas Cap (A spelling game)

Pas Cap (A spelling game) | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Copyright © 2014 Emma Gore-Lloyd
I loved this game when I was learning French at school (probably because I was really good at it) and was delighted to be able to use it in class yesterday. I know it as Pas Cap (short for Pas Capable?
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