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Floss Rule Worksheets

A collection of floss rule worksheets for ages 5 – 7!

What Is The Floss Rule?

The English language is full of spelling rules, and one of the most important is the Floss Rule. This rule may seem simple, but it can make a big difference in how we spell certain words.

The Floss Rule is a spelling rule that states that when a word has a short vowel sound and ends in the letters F, L, or S, we double the final letter. The purpose of this rule is to ensure that we pronounce the word correctly and to distinguish it from words with a different meaning. For example, the word “staff” is spelled with two F’s because it has a short vowel sound, while the word “safe” only has one F because it has a long vowel sound. Other examples of words that follow the Floss Rule include “hill,” “tell,” and “miss.”

While the Floss Rule is helpful in many cases, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, words that end in -SK, -CK, -KE, and -LK do not follow the Floss Rule. Some common misspellings due to the Floss Rule include “definately” instead of “definitely” and “occurence” instead of “occurrence.” To remember these exceptions, it is helpful to practice spelling them and to look for patterns in the words that do not follow the rule.

To master the Floss Rule, it is important to practice spelling words that follow the rule and to learn the exceptions. Activities such as word games and spelling drills can be helpful in reinforcing the rule. It is also important to understand the real-world applications of the Floss Rule in everyday writing. By mastering this rule, we can communicate more effectively and avoid common spelling errors.

The Floss Rule is an important spelling rule that can make a big difference in how we spell certain words. While there are exceptions to this rule, with practice and understanding, we can master it and become more effective communicators. By paying attention to the Floss Rule, we can avoid common misspellings and communicate with confidence.


Phonics is essential for children to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that makes independent reading more efficient. Phonetic reading is very important in the education of children. Phonetic reading can help children learn new words independently.

The main advantage of phonics is that is it helps increase a child’s fluency in reading. Fluency does not regard speed, it means reading the text accurately with the correct pronunciation. Through practice the speed that a child can read will be built up.

Blending is key when it comes to phonics. It involves combining all the sounds to make the word. The hardest obstacle for teachers is getting the students to understand the technique. Through practice and patient, students will be able to pick it up.

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Mr. Greg

An English teacher from Scotland who made a website to share resources for free with the whole world! Currently based in Hong Kong, teaching in an International Kindergarten and tutoring Primary students.

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