Schools to rethink ‘i before e’

UK“The spelling mantra ‘i before e except after c’ is no longer worth teaching, according to the government. Advice sent to teachers says there are too few words which follow the rule and recommends using more modern methods to teach spelling to schoolchildren. The document, entitled Support for Spelling, is being distributed to more than 13,000 primary schools …” (more)

[BBC News, 20 June]

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