If you've ever been caught off guard by questions like 'why is scheme spelled with 'ch' instead of 'k''? This reference book will help you not only give the correct answer, but explain why. Arranged alphabetically, you'll be able to look up letter or letter combinations, learning about their short, long, broad, unstressed, and team sounds, as well as leveled words, exceptions, spelling rules, and more. Information about English history, syllables, spelling and other information is also given for a complete reference to English phonics, spelling and pronunciation. 342 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.