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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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Dyslexia in Spelling Can be Reversed

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Dyslexia, Reading, Spelling | 0 comments

Dyslexia in Spelling Can be Reversed    See how dyslexia in given to kids before the 4th grade! What is dyslexia in spelling? Dyslexia in spelling means poor spelling plus writing letters in reverse. What causes dyslexia in spelling is lack of logic in the way English words are spelled; what causes dyslexia in writing letters in reverse is forced speed-reading before learning to spell words. Forced speed-reading before learning to spell causes seeing and then writing letters in reverse. Understanding how dyslexia is given to kids before the 4th grade is the key to ending it. To understand dyslexia, simply see How do you get dyslexia? Dyslexic persons learn differently; their learning style is a logical learning style. When logical spelling rules are provided, dyslexic persons do learn to read and spell. Dyslexia in spelling and in writing letters in reverse ends, after learning to spell and after slowing down to write words slowly. Lee, a sixth grader, had dyslexia and could not read or spell words. When logical spelling rules were provided, Lee learned to read and spell logically, see how →Lee Learned to Read in a Week! Require Logic before They Can Memorize Dyslexic persons are logical learners; they require logical spelling rules before they can memorize the spelling of English words. Their learning style is a logical learning style. They are born with a brain that is wired to accept and memorize what is logical and reject what is illogical. If no logical rules are provided, logical learns cannot remember which spelling pattern to choose when spelling a sound in a word. For instance, they may not remember when to choose an “f” or a “ph” to spell this sound in a word like “symphony.” However and if informed ahead of time that the letter “f” is not allowed in long words, logical learners will easily remember to spell “symphony” with a “ph.” This implies that logical learners can memorize the spelling of words and that they do not have learning disabilities or neurological learning deficiencies. When logic is provided, logical learners do indeed learn and memorize the spelling of English words. Dyslexia is Given to Kids...

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How do you get dyslexia?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in Dyslexia, Reading, Spelling | 0 comments

How do you get dyslexia? See how dyslexia is given to kids before the 4th grade! The Six Steps to getting Dyslexia in Spelling and Reversing Letters Step 1: Questioning the Logic behind the way English Words are Spelled Logical Learners →Poor Spellers: Logical learners like, Albert Einstein who could not spell, are born with a brain that is wired to question the logic behind anything they are about to memorize; and they cannot memorize anything that does not make sense. Their learning style is a logical learning style; they are so logical, they expect to see “My cat is cute.” to be “Mi kat iz qut.” If they do not see the logic behind something, they cannot memorize it; and, there is nothing wrong with the way logical learners think or learn. In fact, they are the most coherent and rational thinkers; they simply cannot see the logic in the way English words are spelled.  The reason most people can read but cannot always remember the spelling of the words that they read is that one English sound can be spelled in many different ways. Typically, logical learners are the ones who ask for spelling rules to know when to spell an English sound one-way and not the other. If no spelling rules are provided, logical learners simply cannot memorize the spelling of English words and some of them cannot read at all. Logical children who only know the ABC’s are usually shocked when a great number of sentences like “My cat is cute.” are randomly thrown at them to read without any logical structure (whole language), and they wonder WHY they were told one thing when they were learning their ABC’s and then expected to read or write another. It is this big WHY that makes a huge difference between the two types of learners, who are born with two different wiring systems in their brains. It is because of this big WHY that logical learners (analyzers) fall behind in class while memorizers are reading at a faster pace. Step 2: Too Young to Form All the Questions They Need to Ask Because they are so young, logical...

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What is dyslexia?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Dyslexia, Reading, Spelling | 0 comments

What is dyslexia?     What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is an acquired hurrying disorder that is given to children before the 4th grade. Dyslexia is reading, writing, spelling or saying letters or words in reverse. While all types of dyslexia are caused by forced speed at some point or time, dyslexia in spelling and reversing letters is caused by forced speed-reading before learning to spell words. Dyslexia in spelling is an advanced stage of poor spelling.   There are two major characteristics shared by dyslexic persons, which are focusing only on one thing at a time and having to have logical spelling rules before they can memorize the spelling of words. For details about such shared characteristics, see Test for Dyslexia Online Several Types of Dyslexia There is dyslexia in spelling letters in reverse, as in spelling shipmetn instead of shipment. There is dyslexia in writing words in reverse, as in writing tree birds on three. There is dyslexia in reading words in reverse, as in reading my nice is niece. There is dyslexia in speech, as in saying aks for ask. When people are intimidated, pressured or forced to hurry, they may do anything in reverse. Interestingly, each thing people can do in reverse has a name nowadays; writing numbers in reverse is now called dyscalculia. Do you wonder why feeling forced to hurry has become the norm in our current lifestyle? What causes dyslexia in spelling? Spelling letters in reverse is caused by forced speed-reading before learning to spell words. Before the 3rd grade, pupils who are logical learners become poor spellers because the spelling of English words to them is illogical. Having spelling difficulties causes them to fall behind in class. By the 4th grade, they feel forced to speed-read to finish their homework. Forced speed-reading leaves them no time to see the details inside the words they are reading. Their vision travels too fast in both directions. In their haste, they see letters in reverse and then they write letters in reverse, in the same manner that they saw them and read them. They are forced to run before they can crawl or walk.  How do we get dyslexia?...

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