Do you know when “s” sounds in words are spelled with a single “s” instead of a double “s”? I explain the three basic guidelines that will get you the right spelling for the vast majority of English words.

Have a look at these words:
haste, pass, messy, harness, nest, jester, lost, loss, send, post

Can you figure out how to tell whether a word (you haven’t learned before) is spelled with one “s” or two?

I also expand a bit on the “l vs ll” phonics pattern from before. Finally, I give examples of the kinds of words my former students could spell after practicing the patterns from Phonics Fridays 1 through 5, and what kinds of expectations I had for them. My students were mostly elementary school aged native Mandarin speakers.