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Uncovering the logic of English : a common-sense approach to reading, spelling, and literacy

Author: Denise Eide
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Pedia Learning Inc., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Uncovering the Logic of English challenges the notion that English is illogical by systematically explaining English spelling and answering questions like “Why is there a silent final E in have, large, and house?” and “Why is discussion spelled with -sion rather than -tion?” With easy-to-read examples and anecdotes, this book describes: the phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words; how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Eide
ISBN: 9781936706211 1936706210
OCLC Number: 1014000264
Description: 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The problem of English --
The literacy crisis --
Phonograms : the building blocks of words --
Consonants, vowels, and syllables : what they are and why they matter --
Foundational consonant rules --
Foundational vowel rules --
The mystery of the silent final E's solved! --
Words ending in one vowel and one consonant --
Adding suffixes to single vowel Y words --
Adding suffixes to any word --
The power of the Latin spellings of /sh/ --
Decoding past tense verbs --
Forming plural nouns and singular verbs --
Clearing confusion about al- and -ful --
The final spelling rules --
Overcoming challenges : creating an auditory picture --
Efficient spelling and vocabulary development --
Putting it all together --
Appendices: Spelling rules ; Basic phonograms ; More about the basic phonograms ; Sound to spelling reference ; Advanced phonograms ; Adding a suffix to any word ; Irregular verbs ; Irregular plurals ; Common prefixes and suffixes ; American, British, Canadian & Australian spellings.
Other Titles: Common-sense approach to reading, spelling, and literacy
Responsibility: Denise Eide.

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"Uncovering the Logic of English challenges the notion that English is illogical by systematically explaining English spelling and answering questions like “Why is there a silent final E in have, large, and house?” and “Why is discussion spelled with -sion rather than -tion?” With easy-to-read examples and anecdotes, this book describes: the phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words; how English words are formed and how this knowledge can revolutionize vocabulary development; how understanding the reasons behind English spelling prevents students from needing to guess. The author’s inspiring commentary makes a compelling case that understanding the logic of English could transform literacy education and help solve America’s literacy crisis. Thorough and filled with the latest linguistic and reading research, Uncovering the Logic of English demonstrates why this systematic approach should be as foundational to our education system as 1 + 1 = 2"--Publisher's description.

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