A rhyme is a little poem or a song, which in this context is used to help children remember their rules for spelling.
I before E except after C when the sound says EE.
So, is it BELIEVE or BELEIVE?
The rhyme says it's BELIEVE.
Is it RECEIPT or RECIEPT?
The rhyme says it's RECEIPT.
When 2 vowels go walking, the first one does the talking and says its own name. eg. boat.
Q and U stick like glue.
Because Q is never seen without a U, as in QUEEN
A magic E at the end of a word can tell the vowel to say its own name.
So, HATE sounds like NAME and not HAT because of the silent E.
WHEN has a hen
When the ING comes to play, the E runs away.
So, MAKE becomes MAKING.
forty is naughty.
because it's not FOURTY.