How to Spell Like a Champ

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Workman Publishing, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 221 pages
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How to spell, from A-D-A-G-I-O to Z-U-C-C-H-I-N-I

At last, everything you need to master the art of spelling. Learn the basic rules and all their annoying exceptions, plus 26 words of unknown origin, like curmudgeon. Discover the four most commonly misspelled word types (#3: words with a schwa). Dont know what a schwa is? Arent sure about the difference between antonyms and eponyms? Discreet and discrete? Heres your chance to learn all the tricks and tips thatll make you a bee winner! Oh, and did we mention the pages and pages of skill-building puzzles and games?
 

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This book has helped me tremendously through my metier as a speller. It is also very entertaining to read also. The root and patterns can help a lot. The puzzles at the end are also very fun and helpful for learning.

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Contents

A Great American Tradition
3
Becoming a Champion
15
Becoming More Serious
29
Boots Branches Trees and Forest
53
A Few Good Rules and Many Annoying Expectations
91
The Thrill of a Bee
123
Fun with Words
163
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About the author (2006)

Barrie Trinkle, a graduate of MIT, has served on the Bee's Word Panel since 1996. She was the 1973 National Spelling Champion (her word was "vouchsafe").

Paige Kimble is the director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She was also the 1981 National Spelling Champion (her word was "sarcophagus").

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