There are, it is true, many exceptions to the basic spelling patterns, and often they can confuse everyone thoroughly.
It is the process of placing words on paper so that spelling patterns are reinforced.
Imported words usually follow the spelling patterns of their language of origin.
N.B. all block representation tasks deal only with non-words; this is to prevent the child from using pre-learned spelling patterns to respond to the tasks.
These overlapping spelling patterns mean that in many cases the same sound can be spelled differently and the same spelling can represent different sounds.
However, the spelling patterns usually follow certain conventions.
The following table shows for each sound, the various spelling patterns used to denote it.
For example, the traditional respelling of "read", past tense, is "red", which exemplifies a common spelling pattern.
International English refers to much more than an agreed spelling pattern.
Vocabulary in these books remains largely phonic, but ventures into words using familiar spelling patterns, so still easier to sound out than normal text.