Uncovering the Logic of English helps educators break the complex code of English with simple rules. Designed to complement any reading or spelling curriculum, Uncovering lays out reading, spelling, and pronunciation challenges found in the English language and offers insightful solutions.
Written in an engaging and easy-to-follow style, this book sheds light on our society's literacy crisis and provides a wealth of reading and spelling tools to help any student succeed.
Uncovering the Logic of English is suitable for teachers looking to expand their reading curriculum, adults struggling with spelling, English Language Learners guesstimating pronunciation, and parents teaching their children at home.
Uncovering the Logic of English challenges the notion that English is illogical by revealing the logical patterns underlying 98% of English words. 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.
Award-winning author Denise Eide demonstrates the effectiveness of systematic phonics to develop a transformed understanding of high-frequency words, sight words, decodable words, and irregular words. Grounded in the latest linguistic and reading research, Uncovering the Logic of English demonstrates why the phonogram approach, with accurate spelling rules, should be as foundational to our education system as 1 + 1 = 2.
But what if the problem is not the language itself, but the rules we were taught? What if we could see the complexity of English as a powerful tool rather than a hindrance? — Denise Eide ________
Uncovering the Logic of English introduces the phonograms and rules that are taught in the Logic of English® Foundations and Essentials series.