Strategies for choosing spelling patterns to write the sounds of English. The Code Breakers Guide to Spelling English shows you the common spelling patterns for the sounds of English that are written in many different ways. It will also help you to decide which spelling pattern to use. Sometimes there are clues in the word that will help you either choose the correct spelling pattern or choose between a small number of possible spelling patterns. Other times you just have to learn which pattern to sue in a word and practise remembering what the word looks like.