I live miles from a good bookshop or university library so I am trying to establish which books will help me from the comfort of my armchair. Being a lover of lists , and already possessing two of Masha's books, I am in search of the holy grail. The kind of thing I am looking for would be of use in upper KS1 onwards into KS3 and maybe beyond. It would help a teacher, tutor, parent etc etc with spelling. And this is the sort of thing it would cover ........ pupil "sounds out" a word with the, for example, a /j/ sound somewhere within it. The pupil already knows from their thorough synthetics phonics training so far that the /j/ sound in English could be represented by g, dge, j, ge, or gg. But they don't know which one is right in this particular word. My holy grail spelling book would help with the likely patterns (e.g. which alternatives come in what positions in words / word stems, which ones come after short vowels etc etc - any patterns / rules that can be drawn rather than just lists of words under each spelling alternative) to narrow the choices down. It would also include a good long list of words following each pattern from which the teacher could pick words that are likely to be within the pupil's working vocabulary which they can focus on the spelling of. Someone kindly pointed me to "English Spellings - A Lexicon" by Dave Philpot, John Walker, and Susan Case. It is used with the Sounds Write Course as I understand it. This book partly does what I am searching for e.g. page 40 gives lists of words using each different spelling of the /j/ sound. But it does not have any explanation with the words lists e.g. it does not say that -dge always comes at the end of a word after a short vowel. Any further recommendations? I understand that the Hickey Multi-sensory language course might do what I am looking for.