KC Spelling Inquiry

KC children have been experimenting with rhyme. This morning, they noticed the words my and by in our daily message. They came up with a list of words that rhyme with my and by.

When we looked carefully at the words on the list, the children discovered there were many ways to represent the “y” sound. They sorted and grouped the words according to the spelling.


They noticed that +y was the most common, followed by +ie. Other less common ways of representing the same sound included:

Being able to hear rhymes in words, and being able to understand some of the ways letters are combined to represent these sounds form an important part of reading and spelling.

Perhaps you can think of some more words? We could add them to our list and analyze the spelling patterns.