A recent article I read was suggesting how to teach the common spelling rules surrounding vowels due to the fact that there are so many exceptions around each spelling pattern.


  • “i” before “e” except after “c”
  • Two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

An exception to the first rule would be the word “caffeine”

An exception to the second rule would be the word “registration”

The majority of words do follow the spelling rules, however there are many exceptions to those rules, hence children get confused. Follow the link to learn the eight essential rules of spelling