Exclusive 100 Spelling Rules applied in 600 Phonics Lessons in 10 Books for Children and Adults to Read and Spell Hundreds of Words at a Time

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Meaning of Phonics

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Dyslexia, Phonics, Reading, Spelling | 0 comments

Meaning of Phonics        What is phonics? What is the meaning of phonics? Phonics is a group of English sounds. A phonic is a single sound produced by 1) a letter that does not sound like its letter name, like the “o” in “to” or 2) by two or more letters, like the “ey” in “monkey” and the “sion” in “expression” or 3) by a plain letter that does sound like its letter name, like the “o” in “go.” 90 Sounds called Phonics spelled in 180 Ways There are approximately 90 English sounds that we call all of them together phonics, and the 90 sounds are spelled in over 180 ways we call spelling patterns. Learning the 26 plain letters and using them in a word like “fast” is the easy part of learning to read and spell. More complex is the process of learning all the letters that do not sound like their letter name (to), and all the combinations of letters that produce a single sound (expression). The most complex part of learning English phonics is identifying which letter or combination of letters to choose when spelling every sound in every English word. Now that we the meaning of phonics, we can understand the relationship between phonics and spelling difficulties. Sample Phonics Lesson Phonics lesson to teach the aw sound as in Dawn: Dawn took the straw·ber·ries out of the freez·er to let them thaw.  Dawn drank her straw·ber·ry shake with a straw.  Dawn ate raw veg·e·ta·bles and cole·slaw.  Dawn ate shrimp and prawns. Dawn was awe·some.  Dawn was not awk·ward.  Dawn spoke with a South·ern drawl.  Dawn gave a long, drawn-out speech at her job.  Dawn wan·ted to draw up a new plan.  Dawn wan·ted to draw back from the com·pa·ny’s old a·gree·ment.  Dawn saw a law·yer to dis·cuss busi·ness with him.  Dawn’s com·pa·ny spawned hun·dreds of new com·pa·nies.  Dawn wan·ted to with·draw her mon·ey from the com·pa·ny’s bank.  Dawn’s with·draw·al was a huge with·draw·al. Dawn saw the fish spawn in the wa·ter.  Dawn saw the taw·ny fawn at dawn.  Dawn saw the shark’s big jaws.  Dawn saw the ship being moored by a haw·ser.  Dawn saw the cat’s long claws and saw the cat claw·ing at the dog....

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Vowels and Consonants

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Blog, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vowels | 5 comments

Vowels and Consonants What are vowels? Vowels rule English and learning them cannot be avoided Vowels are a, e, i, o, u, sometimes y as in sky, and sometimes w as in few (double u=w=uu), as in few=feuu. Both vowels and consonants are inconsistent but vowels are much more inconsistent; each vowel has, at least, 5 sounds and 12 spelling patterns. Every vowel has a short sound, a long sound, and a number of other sounds.  The symbols of long vowels are ā, ē, ī, ō, and ū. The symbols of short vowels are ă, ĕ, ĭ, ŏ, ŭ. A long vowel sounds like its letter name. As in fāte, the long ā sounds just like the name of the letter A. A short vowel is unique sound of a vowel, as in the unique short ă sound in făt. Vowels are the strong letters because they are filled with sounds; they are responsible for the sounds we make in our speech. Vowels are so strong; they often help each other in spite of having a consonant between them, as in fāte.  Focus your vision on the vowels when you read, because they are the important letters. Vowels rule English and learning all the rules that govern the spelling of vowels in words cannot be avoided.  Each vowel has several sounds we call phonics, which are spelled in many different ways we call spelling patterns: ♦  The vowel A has 5 major sounds, which are spelled in 12 spelling patterns. ♦  The vowel E has 7 major sounds, which are spelled in 17 spelling patterns. ♦  The vowel I has 8 major sounds, which are spelled in 19 spelling patterns. ♦  The vowel O has 12 major sounds, which are spelled in 20 spelling patterns. ♦  The vowel U has 6 major sounds, which are spelled in 28 spelling patterns. The First Two Rules of Vowels 1- The first rule of vowels: When two vowels are walking, the first one does the talking, as in rain, meat, tie, coat, and argue. 2- The second rule of vowels: Two vowels can still walk when there is only one consonant between them, as in fate, Pete, site, hope, and mute. One consonant between...

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Reading and Spelling Phonics

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Blog, Phonics, Reading, Spelling | 0 comments

Reading and Spelling Phonics ph is a phonic and f is a plain letter   Reading and Spelling Phonics The spelling of English sounds we call phonics is inconsistent because a single sound can be spelled in many different ways (many different spelling patterns). Most people can read a phonic in a word but cannot always remember which phonic to choose when spell a sound in a word.  For this reason, reading phonics is easier than spelling phonics. According to reliable statistics, 2 out of 3 native-English speakers can read but cannot always spell correctly the words that they read. Can Read but Cannot Spell Most English speakers can READ the numerous spelling patterns of a sound, but cannot always remember which spelling pattern to choose when spelling that sound in words. For instance, they may read “hockey” but spell it “hocky.” The “hockey” example is only one out of thousands that cause enormous spelling difficulties among logical learners who need spelling rules to know when to spell a sound one-way and not the other. Know that languages that use plain letters like the “f” with no phonics like the “ph” have no spelling difficulties and no remedial reading courses. For instances, native-Arabic and native-Italian speakers are usually finished with learning to read and spell words in their languages by the 3rd grade. In addition, no known cases of dyslexia in spelling have been detected among speakers of such languages. Spelling Phonics Logically is Now Possible Traditionally, the spelling of every English word had to be memorized independently, without any regularity or logical spelling rules. Now and after dissecting English and discovering over 100 spelling rules that govern the spelling of phonics in words, one has the choice of learning to spell phonics in words logically. Logical learners of all ages and from multiple backgrounds have been benefiting from the logical spelling rules I have discovered. The 100 spelling rules are applied in 600 phonics lessons and logical learners read the practice lessons aloud to memorize the spelling of hundreds of words at a time. Give back! Share, follow, or leave a...

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