Have you wondered why some words such as “hill” are spelled with a double l, while others such as “hail” use a single l? This Phonics Friday covers the “-l vs -ll” spelling pattern.

I talk about diphthongs, which are crucial to be aware of when helping students with vowel pronunciation problems. As an example, I go over the dreaded “What’s your name?” pronounced as “Whas your nem?” problem.

Links mentioned in the video:
Diphthongs
The Cot-Caught Merger