Uncovering the Logic of English

by Denise Eide Author

(From Amazon): Is your child not reading, or is reading below grade level?Do you know a student who is good at math or science but is struggling with reading and spelling?Has a student ever asked you a question about English spelling to which you replied, "That's an exception"?Are you a good speller?Uncovering the Logic of English reverses the widely held belief that English is illogical by explaining 98% of English words and demonstrating how this knowledge revolutionizes reading, spelling, and vocabulary development.During the past 70 years the predominant reading methods have asked students to break the complex code of English without help. This has resulted in low literacy rates and explains why many highly educated professionals cannot spell. The principles taught in Uncovering the Logic of English eliminate the need to guess. Simple answers are given for questions such as: Why is there a silent final E in have? Why don't we drop the E in noticeable? Why is discussion spelled with -sion rather than -tion? As the rules unfold it becomes apparent how this knowledge is vital to reversing the educational crisis that is plaguing America. This slim volume is easy to read and accessible to parents and classroom teachers. A thorough appendix summarizes the most important concepts for quick reference.


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  • 1 The Problem of English
  • 2 The Literacy Crisis
  • 3 Phonograms: The Building Blocks of Words
  • 4 Consonants, Vowels, and Syllables: What They Are and Why They Matter
  • 5 Foundational Consonant Rules
  • 6 Foundational Vowel Rules
  • 7 The Mystery of Silent Final E's Sloved!
  • 8 Words Ending in One Vowel and One Consonant
  • 9 Adding Suffixes to Single Vowel Y Words
  • 10 Adding Suffixes to Any Word
  • 11 The Power of the Latin Spellings of /sh/
  • 12 Decoding the Past Tense Verbs
  • 13 Forming Plural Nouns and Singular Verbs
  • 14 Clearing Confusion about al- and -ful
  • 15 The Final Spelling Rules
  • 16 Overcoming Challenges: Creating an Auditory Picture
  • 17 Efficient Spelling and Vocabulary Development
  • 18 Putting It All Together
  • Appendix A: Spelling Rules
  • Appendix B: Basic Phonograms
  • Appendix C: More about the Basic Phonograms
  • Appendix D: Sound to Spelling Reference
  • Appendix E: Advanced Phonograms
  • Appendix F: Adding a Suffix to Any Word
  • Appendix G: Irregular Verbs
  • Appendix H: Irregular Plurals
  • Appendix I: Common Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Subject Index
  • Table 1 Single-Letter Phonograms
  • Table 2 Multi-Letter Phonograms
  • Table 3 Multi-Letter Phonogram Spelling Aids
  • Table 4 Single-Letter Vowels
  • Table 5 Multi-Letter Vowels
  • Table 6 Foreign Words Ending in I
  • Table 7 Foreign Words Ending In U
  • Table 8 Slang Words Ending in I and U
  • Table 9 Suffixes Used with the Latin Spellings
  • Table 10 Latin Roots Using TI
  • Table 11 Latin Roots Using CI
  • Table 12 Latin Roots Using SI
  • Table 13 Latin Roots Using the Voiced Sound of SI
  • Table 14 Base Words Ending in BB
  • Table 15 Base Words Ending in DD
  • Table 16 Base Words Ending in GG
  • Table 17 Base Words Ending in NN
  • Table 18 Base Words Ending in RR
  • Table 19 Base Words Ending in TT
  • Table 20 Base Words Ending in ZZ
  • Table 21 Twenty Most Frequently Used Words
  • Table 22 Most Common Prefixes
  • Table 23 Most Common Suffixes

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