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/sh/ Sound Spelled S or SS Word List

By Rodney Everson

The s and ss spellings of the /sh/ sound are found in few enough English words to justify teaching them as exceptions as they are encountered, but here is a list of those found in the database.

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, ten of them are words with the /sh/ sound spelled either "s" or "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.

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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.