The Thomas Hardye School

Weekly Literacy Focus

Week Three

September 19th 2016

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'i before e'

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Literacy Focus: ie or ei?
When the sound rhymes with 'bee' it's
i before e except after c:

believe ceiling
achieve receive/receipt
mischief conceit/conceive


BUT…
…if the sound rhymes with 'bay' or 'bye',
it's e before i:

'bay' 'bye'
neighbour height
weigh feisty
vein either eight seismic


AND keep the order of the root word if…
… 'ei'/'ie' create separate sounds:

reinvent being seeing weird
… 'ei'/'ie' are caused by adding a prefix/suffix:
fancied policies species cried
… 'ei'/'ie' are borrowed from Latin:
science society leisure onomatopoeia

 

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