Phonics & Spelling Rules "Generalizations" Growing File

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I have been creating these informational images on my Instagram page @helloliteracy to deepen teacher knowledge and awareness of phonics & spelling rules for more explicit instruction. You may post these in your classroom, PLT room or print one or two to a page and put them on a ring. You may also copy them on black and white to add to a student phonics folder/binder. They can highlight the pattern or vowel and generate their own word lists.

This product will help teachers who teach decoding or teachers who teach spelling.

This Science of Reading aligned product pairs well with my Decodable Readers & Guided Phonics Lessons.

The file is growing and will continue to grow. There are 58 slides in the file currently. As I create more, I will add them to the file. Once you purchase it, the rest I add will be included for the price you purchased it at, and you can continue to redownload the updated file at your My Purchases tab on TpT. If you have a special request for a rule, please let me know.

Phonics Rules & Spelling Generalizations Posters included:

*Table of Contents




1 Syllable, Short Vowel

1 Syllable, Long Vowel - Basic

1 Syllable, Long Vowel - Advanced

Initial C or K?

S or Z?

-*S or -ES?

3 Sounds of -ED

3 Sounds of -Y

Hard & Soft C - Basic

Hard & Soft C - Advanced

Hard & Soft G

Hard G or GH?

3 Sounds of -GH

GE or DGE?

No Words End in I U V J


Double Consonant Rule

K or CK?

*CH or TCH?

3 Sounds of -CH

AI or AY?

OA or OW?

AU or AW?

OU or OW?

OI or OY?

Suffix Rule #1 1-1-1 Doubling Rule

Suffix Rule #2 2-2-1 Doubling Rule

Suffix Rule #3 Just Add y

Suffix Rule #4 Do Not Double

Suffix Rule #5 Drop the e

Suffix Rule #6 Do Not Drop the e

Closed Syllable Rule

Silent E Syllable Rule

Open Syllable Rule

Vowel-R Syllable Rule

Double Consonants Divide Syllables

7 Blank Templates (1 in each color) for students to generate their own word lists

*Credit & Terms of Use

* = most recently added slides

If you would like to purchase these for every teacher in your building and would like to pay with a purchase order, please send an email to helloliteracy at gmail dot com with the number of users and I will provide you with an invoice.

Thank you!

Jen Jones, Hello Literacy

Follow me on Instagram for bite-size lit bits each day - @helloliteracy


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