A simple overview of the English writing system and of what it helps to know in learning to read and spell, using songs and story to read for meaning from the start. It is based on all the confusions that are a major cause of failure to learn, anxiety, and long-lasting emotional blocks. The five parts are:
PART 1. HOW TO HEAR SOUNDS IN WORDS by singing slowly
PART 2. HOW LETTERS RELATE TO SOUNDS - the ABC song, letters morfing into pictures, upper case, digraphs, different fonts and letter shapes
PART 3. LETTERS AND WORDS. how to read words, the 19+ vowel sounds, blending sounds, building up words, common spelling patterns, the hundred most common words in a sing-song containing nearly half the words you read.
PART 4. SPELLING AND SILLY SPELLING. how English spelling has problems and why and how to cope with it, where spellings come from, how to read long words by taking them to bits, common and uncommon spelling patterns.
PART 5. READING WHATEVER YOU WANT TO READ how to put strategies
together to be able to read for meaning and to enjoy reading.
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