/s/ Sound Spelled SS Word List
By Rodney Everson
Besides the s spelling, the /s/ sound has six more common spellings, c, ce, ss, sc, st, and se.
The "ss" spelling follows single vowel letters because the purpose of doubled consonants is to mark the preceding vowel letter as the First Vowel Sound of those letters. The word dissect is an exception to that.
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 153 of them are words with the /s/ sound spelled "ss".
Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.
Comprehensive Word Lists
Features over 100 word lists built from 7,000 words input from a children's dictionary. Lists are organized by vowel and consonant sounds and cover most common spellings. Useful in the classroom for building curriculum aids such as short stories that emphasize specific sounds and spellings. Multisyllable words are also included, chunked according to the method taught in the OnTrack Reading Advanced Code Phonics Workbook.